Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave has died after suffering a brain bleed earlier this week, the team announced Saturday.
The hockey world is mourning Cave’s death, with many players and teams taking to social media to express their condolences.
The bond between a brother and sister is a special one. It remains unchanged by time and distance and is the purest form of friendship I’ve ever had. You will now, and forever, be my special angel Colb pic.twitter.com/WsbmDrP2BD
— Taylor Cave (@tcave9) April 11, 2020
Heavy heart today. You were an amazing person and always brought so much energy and positivity into the room and peoples lives. You will be deeply missed Caver. Sending all my love to Emily and the entire Cave family through this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/tcIgfbZRbo
— Connor McDavid (@cmcdavid97) April 11, 2020
We'll never forget Colby's last @NHL goal as he displayed some tremendous skill to help the #Oilers capture a big road victory in Pittsburgh this season.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 11, 2020
Rest In Peace, Colby. https://t.co/oCT9CBUBb8
— Torey Krug (@ToreyKrug) April 11, 2020
Janet and I are so sad to hear of Colby’s passing. He was a wonderful hockey player with a bright future, but an even better person. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Emily and his entire family.
— Wayne Gretzky (@WayneGretzky) April 11, 2020
No words to describe how I feel u were not only a great hockey player but also a great person,had the chance to get to know you during 6 years playing against each other in WHL/AHL my deepest thoughts and condolences to his wife Emily and his entire family Rest In Peace Colby pic.twitter.com/y4YPZH121N
— Tim Bozon (@timbozon94) April 11, 2020
Devastating news. An amazing person, teammate, and friend gone way too soon. Thoughts and prayers are with Emily and the entire Cave family.
RIP Caver pic.twitter.com/Lr1uoLEF8E
— Dylan Wells (@dylanwells30) April 11, 2020
Devastating news today. Going to miss that infectious smile of yours Caver. Thankful I got to live with you in Providence and see firsthand your hard work & dedication to hockey. You taught me more than you know, but the best part was you were an even better person. RIP Colby
— Matthew Grzelcyk (@Matt_Grzelcyk5) April 11, 2020
One of the best guys you’ll ever meet. Proud to call you a friend. From a fellow sasky boy, you will be missed dearly. Rest In Peace Caver.
— Damon Severson (@dseves7) April 11, 2020
Absolute tragedy. Could happen to anyone…. Rest in Peace Colby https://t.co/HqRDSF9ZqN
— Tomas Mazura (@TomasMazura9) April 11, 2020
The entire Maple Leafs organization is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Colby Cave.
Our condolences are with Colby's family, teammates and everyone in the @EdmontonOilers organization. https://t.co/DaIIWxLHHM
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 11, 2020
Man this 2020 just ain’t it. Tragedy after heartbreak and the cycle seems to just continue. As tough as it is our only choice is to persevere. I just truly hope and pray the Lord is with the Cave Family today and helping them through this unimaginable loss.
— Akim Aliu (@Dreamer_Aliu78) April 11, 2020
All my thoughts go to the Cave family Devastating news https://t.co/ycQe9Xpf5D
— David Perron (@DP_57) April 11, 2020
RIP Colby Cave… heartbreaking to hear the news this morning, he was always a player that competed hard and played the right way in my time playing against him. Thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones during this time
— Blake Coleman (@BColes25) April 11, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to the Cave family and entire Oilers organization. The hockey world lost a rising star.
— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) April 11, 2020
We are truly heartbroken to hear of the passing of Colby Cave.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cave family, friends and the entire @EdmontonOilers organization. https://t.co/fslX4TPTSc
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) April 11, 2020
The hockey world is a small one. This one hits hard today. Rest easy, Colby. My deepest condolences to the Cave family and friends. Sending lots of love and prayers your way
— Zac Dalpe (@ZacDalpe22) April 11, 2020
Very sad day, my deepest sympathies to Colby’s family . Incroyablement triste, mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille de Colby. R.I.P
— Phillip Danault (@phildanault) April 11, 2020
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Colby’s family, friends and the Edmonton Oilers organization. The hockey world mourns with you.
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) April 11, 2020
Never got the chance to meet Colby Cave but he always played hard and was tough to play against. RIP brother.
— Nick Cousins (@Cous27) April 11, 2020