Midweek reading: Boivin, Omaha early departure, Canada WJC invites, Geoffrion

Published: July 16, 2013, 9:42 am, by Joe Paisley

Boivin2011-12Former Tiger defenseman Mike Boivin made a good impression at the Minnesota Wild’s prospects/development camp last week according to a blogger that follows the team.

He was interviewed by Hockey Wilderness afterward:

“I just wanted to come and do as well as I could every time we were on the ice or in the gym and show what I brought to the table and show them that I was willing to work hard and have a good camp,” Boivin said. “Now that camp is done, I’m going back home and will continue my training. As far as when September time rolls around, I’m not too sure of my plans as of right now.”

Nebraska-Omaha forward Tony Turgeon  signed an AHL contract with the San Antonio Rampage — the top minor-league affiliate of the Florida Panthers — giving up his final year of college eligibility. He signed after completing the Panthers development camp, according to the Grand Forks Herald and tweets by Turgeon’s friends.

Turgeon (two assists, 21 games) was a physical player for the Mavs.  In three years, he had six assists in 62 games.

Providence sophomore forward Mark Jankowski and Boston College sophomore defenseman Michael Matheson were invited to Canada’s  World Junior Championship evaluation camp.

The Under-20 team will compete in the 2014 WJC in Malmo, Sweden Dec. 26, 2013 through Jan. 5, 2014.

Fourth-generation NHL player and former Hobey Baker winner Blake Geoffrion retired after suffering a major head injury last season.