BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, December 22, that the team has assigned Colby Cave to Providence.
Cave, 22, was recalled by Boston on an emergency basis on Thursday, December 21, and skated in the team's 2-1 shootout win over Winnipeg in his first career NHL game.
Cave has appeared in 27 games with Providence this season, recording three goals and 11 assists for 14 points with 15 penalty minutes and a plus-six rating. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound forward skated in 76 games with Providence in 2016-17, totaling 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points with 52 penalty minutes and a plus-two rating. In his first full AHL season in 2015-16, Cave tallied 13 goals and 16 assists for 29 points with 27 penalty minutes.
Prior to joining Providence, Cave skated for the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL for five seasons (2010-15). Current Bruin, Jake DeBrusk , played alongside Cave with the Broncos during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 campaigns. In 2015, DeBrusk (42-39=81 totals) and Cave (35-40=75 totals) led the Broncos in scoring.
The North Battleford, Saskatchewan native was originally signed by the Bruins to an entry-level contract on April 7, 2015.