Colby Cave Biography – Colby Cave Wiki
Colby Cave was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He most recently played for the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League (AHL), as a prospect for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Colby Cave Age
Colby Cave was born on December 26, 1994, in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. He died on April 11, 2020. He was 25 years old.
Colby Cave Wife
Colby Cave was married to his wife Emily Cave.
Colby Cave Parents
Colby Cave’s parents are Allan Cave and Jennifer Cave.
Colby Cave Family
Cave was the son of Rancher Cave and Jentheten Cave. He had a younger sister, Taylor Cave.
Colby Cave Wedding
Colby Cave and his wife Emily Cave married on July 19, 2019. Emily captioned a series of photos from their wedding: “Before I even knew your name, I prayed for you ?? 07.19.19.”
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Colby Cave Death
Colby Cave died on April 11, 2020, at the age of 25, after suffering a brain bleed on April 7, 2020. He was airlifted to the Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Tuesday after suffering a brain bleed overnight. It was discovered that a colloid cyst was putting pressure on his brain and he underwent emergency surgery before being placed in a medically induced coma in the hospital’s critical care unit.
On Wednesday night, Colby Cave’s wife, Emily Cave, said in an Instagram post: “Please wake up. Please wake up. It’s all I can keep asking, “he’s going to wake up right?” We need a miracle. Colby’s parents and myself, got to see him through a window and talk to him with a walkie talkie last night. We are no longer allowed to be in the hospital because Covid-19 rules. We have no idea when we will be allowed to see him again. The nurse has tied his wedding band to his ankle. I am dreaming of being able to touch you, hear your voice, squeeze your hand (3 times), and kiss you again. I love you so much, and my heart is shattered into a million pieces without my best friend ??? Out of difficulties grows miracles- 1 Peter 5:10.”
Colby Cave’s wife, Emily Cave, confirmed his death in the following statement: “It is with great sadness to share the news that our Colby Cave passed away this morning [April 11, 2020]. Both our families are in shock but know our Colby was loved dearly by us, his family and friends, the entire hockey community and many more. We thank everyone for their prayers during this difficult time.”
Edmonton Oilers said in a statement: “On behalf of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club and the Bakersfield Condors, we wanted to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends after the passing of our teammate Colby Cave earlier this morning. Colby was a terrific teammate with great character, admired and liked everywhere he played. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Emily, his family and friends at this very difficult time.”
National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement: “The National Hockey League family mourns the heartbreaking passing of Colby Cave, whose life and hockey career, though too short, were inspiringly emblematic of the best of our game. Undrafted but undaunted, Colby was relentless in the pursuit of his hockey dream with both the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins organizations. An earnest and hardworking player, he was admired by his teammates and coaches. More important, he was a warm and generous person who was well-liked by all those fortunate enough to know him. We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife Emily, their families and Colby’s countless friends throughout the hockey world.”
Bakersfield Condors Head Coach Jay Woodcroft said in a statement: “Heartbreaking news to end a very difficult week. Colby was just such a phenomenal person to be around. He was the epitome of what a professional hockey player should be: caring, driven, focused, and serious. Our thoughts and prayers continue to remain with Emily and the entire Cave family.”
Colby Cave Cause of Death
Colby Cave’s cause of death was a brain bleed due to a colloid cyst was putting pressure on his brain.
Colby Cave Salary
Colby Cave signed a 2 year contract with the Boston Bruins, worth $1,350,000. The contract included $1,350,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $675,000. In the 2019-20 season, Colby Cave was to earn a base salary of $700,000, while carrying a cap hit of $675,000, according to Spotrac.
Colby Cave Net Worth
Information about Colby Cave’s net worth is being updated.
Colby Cave Height
Colby Cave stood at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.
Colby Cave Instagram
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What an amazing few days it has been! Thank you everyone for all of the kind words! It was a dream come true playing in my first NHL game, which lead to a perfect Christmas and birthday celebration! I would not be anywhere I am today without all of the support, especially from these four special people in my life!