The Providence Bruins announced this afternoon that defenseman Josiah Didier has been chose as the first recipient of the Colby Cave Memorial Award.
The award is given to a P-Bruin for his "dedication to the community and charitable organizations."
Didier was chosen as the winner by his Providence teammates.
The 28-year-old Didier has spent the past two seasons with Providence.
In a press release, two P-Bruins explained why Didier was a deserving winner.
From Zach Senyshyn:
“Colby was one of my best friends and best teammates I ever had, but it really was the stuff he did in the community, and the way he was able to touch everyone’s lives around him. That made him such a special person.”
And from Tommy Cross:
“Colby was an amazing person and teammate, who was beloved in the P-Bruins community, and the greater hockey community at large. Colby would be proud to see Dids as the recipient because of his positive attitude, welcoming spirit, and caring demeanor."
Cave passed away in April 2020 after suffering a brain bleed. He spent parts of five seasons with the Bruins organization, and left quite a mark.
As part of the award, the Boston Bruins Foundation is donating $10,000 to the Colby Cave Memorial Fund as well.
Congrats to Didier!