BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Bruins will celebrate the life of Colby Cave during their matchup with the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night, the team announced in a statement.
Cave played for the Bruins from 2017 to 2019 and then later with the Oilers before he died in April 2020. He suffered a brain bleed and had to be put into a medically induced coma after having surgery a colloid cyst causing pressure in his brain, according to his NHL bio. Cave was 25.
For the remembrance ceremonies, the team will play a video meant to honor Cave's tenure with both the Bruins and the Oilers. After the video, his wife Emily Cave will perform a ceremonial pregame puck drop.
During the game, the Boston Bruins Foundation will also be auctioning off game-used sticks from both teams to benefit the Colby Cave Memorial Fund. The 50/50 raffle tickets from the game will also go towards the fund.
Cave played 23 games for the Bruins in his two seasons with the team, scoring one goal and notching four assists. He also spent five years playing with the Bruins' minor league affiliate in Providence.
Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy spoke in a press conference about Cave's impact on him and the team in his brief stint with the Bruins
"Colby was one of the most genuine kids I ever coached," Cassidy said.
The Bruins and Oilers face off Thursday at 7 p.m. at the TD Garden.