25-year-old Colby des Oilers Cave dies of brain hemorrhage


Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave died on Saturday morning of a brain hemorrhage earlier this week. He was 25 years old.

Cave’s wife Emily released a statement confirming the news.

“It is with great sadness to share the news that our Colby cave passed away this morning,” said the statement. “Our two families are in shock, but we know that our Colby was loved by us, his family and friends, the whole hockey community and many others. We thank everyone for their prayers during this difficult time. ”

Cave was flown Tuesday to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto and was in a medically induced coma after undergoing emergency surgery to remove a colloidal cyst that was putting pressure on his brain.

Emily Cave and other family members have been unable to visit Cave in hospital in recent days due to COVID-19 rules.

Emily Cave posted on Instagram Wednesday that the family needed a “miracle.” Several members of the hockey community have offered their support to Cave, including Oilers captain Connor McDavid, who called his teammate “one of the toughest guys I know.”

Players and teams from across the NHL and other hockey leagues have expressed sympathy.

“Colby Cave was loved as a teammate and friend, as a husband and son,” said AHL President and CEO David Andrews in a statement. “The entire American Hockey League extends our deepest condolences to Colby’s wife Emily and his entire family, as well as those whose lives he touched in the Oilers and Bruins organizations and throughout hockey. “

Originally from Battleford, Saskatchewan, Cave has scored a goal in 11 games with Edmonton this season. Originally undrafted, he scored four goals and five assists in 67 games with the Bruins and Boston Oilers.


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