BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 14, that the team has signed forward Colby Cave to a two-year, two-way contract through the 2019-20 season with an annual NHL cap hit of $675,000.
Colby has served as the alternate captain for the Providence Bruins for the past two seasons. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound center skated in 72 games with Providence in 2017-18, tallying 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points. He also appeared in three games with Boston last season, making his NHL debut on December 21 vs. Winnipeg. Cave enjoyed his best offensive season in 2016-17 with Providence, recording 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points, while adding one goal and five assists for six points in 17 playoff games. In his first full professional season with Providence in 2015-16, the 23-year-old skated in 75 games and posted 13 goals and 16 assists for 29 points, while notching two goals and one assist in three playoff games.
Prior to signing with the Bruins organization, Cave spent four seasons (2011-15) with the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL, serving as the team's captain the final two seasons. He compiled 95 goals and 107 assists for 202 points in 287 career WHL games.
The Battleford, Saskatchewan native was originally signed by the Bruins as a college free agent on April 4, 2015.