The Providence Bruins announced this morning that the team has created the Colby Cave Memorial Award, an honor that will be given annually to “a deserving Providence Bruins player for their dedication to the community and charitable organizations.”
The award was created in partnership with Cave’s family and the Boston Bruins Foundation.
Cave played in 239 games for Providence, along with 23 games for the Bruins at the NHL level.
He passed away at the age of 25 in April after suffering from a brain bleed.
In a press release, Bruins GM Don Sweeney and Providence head coach offered their thoughts on Cave:
“The Colby Cave Memorial Award is a special way to honor and remember Colby for his leadership qualities and humanitarian efforts,” said Sweeney. “Driven and committed to be an NHL player, Colby was also uniquely unselfish with teammates and anyone that needed help! Emily, the Cave Family and the entire Hockey World lost a great person who was beloved by everyone that was fortunate enough to spend time with Colby Cave.”
“From the first day he stepped into the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to the day he left for the NHL, Colby Cave inspired each and every one of us with his diligence, selflessness and compassion,” said Leach. “Always the first to help, both with his teammates, and throughout our community, Colby set the precedent that we aspire to uphold.”
The Boston Bruins Foundation is currently accepting donations in Cave’s memory as well, with the proceeds going toward “community programs with an emphasis on mental health initiatives and providing access to sports for underprivileged children.”
A nice honor for a guy who made quite an impact on his teammates, the fans, and the community during his time with the Bruins organization.