Last night TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted that the Boston Bruins have came to terms on a three-year entry-level contract with center Colby Cave. The 6’-1” 200 pound Cave is a Battleford, Saskatchewan native, and has been playing in the Western Hockey League with the Swift Current Broncos since 2010-11.
Cave, now 20 years-old, undrafted center has shown decent progression in his WHL career. Appearing in 287 games for the Broncos he contributed 95-107-202 totals, and served as team captain. He is known as a hard working three-zone player that uses his size and skill effectively, and his hockey smarts rarely get him into trouble. An aggressive player at the face-off circle, that has a knack of winning key draws in important situations.
Many writers have said that he is well know throughout the WHL, as being an extremely smart penalty-killer, and defensive forward. Should add a bit of the grit to the Bruins organization, as he could see time in the American Hockey League with the Providence Bruin soon, if not full time next season.
This season the Broncos went 34-33-1, and got in the WHL playoffs as the 8th seed, but were eliminated by a 4-0 sweep to the Regina Pats who were the fifth seed. The Broncos were out scored in the series 16-8. Cave had two helpers in the series for the Broncos, as he ended his Junior career in Swift Current this past Wednesday.