Colby Cave

Edmonton Oilers
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Fantasy Summary

Cave has a powerful shot and plays a sound two-way game. While he will likely never break through as a point producer in the NHL, he could find a home as a role-playing forward, capable of the occasional offensive outburst.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 26, 1994
Height 6‘1”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

March 2019 – On January 15th the Oilers opted to claim Cave off waivers from the Boston Bruins. Since joining Edmonton, Cave has recorded two points in 19 games but has been more effective than the numbers would suggest. He has been a solid bottom-six forward with a good overall compete level. It’s unlikely that he ever becomes a consistent point producer but he has the potential be a reliable bottom-six forward who can contribute with some secondary offence. Cave has shown well in his limited time with Edmonton and will likely be in the running for a spot on the team next season. Jameson Ewasiuk

November 2018 – Cave was called up to Boston to aid the team’s forward depth in the wake of Patrice Bergeron’s injury (November 20). After impressing in what has been a breakout season in the AHL, Cave earned a promotion to the big club. While his stay may only be for the length of Bergeron’s injury, it will offer the 23-year-old the an extended opportunity to prove that he has NHL potential. His best opportunity to make such a statement will be to utilize the fundamental elements in his game, including his physicality and strong forechecking ability, as significant ice time will likely be hard to come by. He still doesn’t hold much single-season or daily fantasy value at the moment, but anyone with this kind of strong AHL production deserves attention upon promotion to the NHL. Chris Mazza

November 2018 – Cave has been a revelation thus far for Providence, registering an impressive 11 points through the team’s first 10 games. He has been remarkably consistent, only missing the score sheet in two games. Cave’s junior development was slow, and much of the same has occurred during his AHL career as he has gradually seen an increase in production over the last four seasons. The Bruins and fantasy owners alike will hope that Cave can continue to grow and set his sights on a potential NHL job next year. For now, he is of little interest in for fantasy owners, however that could change if he continues to play well in the minors. Chris Mazza

 


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Battlefords Barons Bantam AA SBAAHL 16 10 9 19 16 |          
 2008-2009 Battlefords Barons Bantam AA SBAAHL 20 24 21 45 18 |          
  Battlefords Stars SMHL 3 0 1 1 2 |          
 2009-2010 Battlefords Stars SMHL 42 15 21 36 40 |          
  Team Saskatchewan WCCC-16 3 0 1 1 0 |          
 2010-2011 Battlefords Stars SMHL 44 14 22 36 28 |          
  Battlefords North Stars SJHL 3 0 1 1 0 |         -
  Swift Current Broncos WHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2011-2012 Swift Current Broncos WHL 70 6 10 16 36 |          
 2012-2013 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 21 20 41 39 | Playoffs 5 2 2 4
 2013-2014 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 33 37 70 30 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2014-2015 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 35 40 75 52 | Playoffs 4 2 0 2
  Providence Bruins AHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Providence Bruins AHL 75 13 16 29 27 | Playoffs 3 2 1 3
 2016-2017 Providence Bruins AHL 76 13 22 35 52 | Playoffs 17 1 5 6 18 
 2017-2018 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 2 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 72 11 22 33 29 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
 2018-2019 Boston Bruins NHL 20 1 4 5 8 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 15 6 12 18 13 |          
  Edmonton Oilers NHL 33 2 1 3 8 |          
 2019-2020 Edmonton Oilers NHL - - - - - |          

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