Boston, MA - The Boston Bruins have continued to pad their roster for the upcoming 2018-19 NHL season by extending some fan favorites while also creating some deals for players who have been involved in the Bruins' AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins. Forward Colby Cave is the latest example of a Providence Bruin who has now signed a deal with the professional exemplar of the Bruins.
Don Sweeney, the general manager of the Bruins, announced that Cave was signed to a two year contract that is also a two way deal, meaning that the amount Boston will have to pay Cave is dependent on whether or not Cave plays for the Boston professional team. Cave is now retained on the Bruins through the 2019-20 season and the cap hit that this move will be on the professional club is just under seven hundred thousand dollars.
Before joining the Providence Bruins in 2015, Cave played four seasons with the WHL's Swift Current Broncos. But when he signed with the Bruins, Cave was named the alternate captain of the team for the past two seasons in the AHL. Cave racked up thirty-three points, including eleven goals during seventy-two games with Providence, while also playing well enough to warrant a call-up to Boston for three games during last year's postseason campaign for the Bruins.
It seems likely that since Cave signed a two way deal with the Bruins that he will still be seeing a good majority of his action with Providence, but the young forward does seem to be the favorite to be named Providence's lead captain for the upcoming season and it stands to reason that Cave will garner a great deal more exposure in the professional league as it is clear that the higher ups in the Bruins organization see potential in the six foot one slick player as they want to be able to retain his talents for the foreseeable future.
The twenty-three year old also managed to notch two goals in three career playoff games so Cave could certainly be a clutch presence in the Bruins clubhouse for years to come.