In the pros: Boivin signs with Salzburg in Austrian league

Published: July 23, 2013, 11:11 am, by Joe Paisley

Boivin2011-12Former Tigers defenseman Mike Boivin, 22, signed to play for Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Hockey League, which also includes teams in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Slovakia.

“I want to show that I am willing to work hard,” he said via Google translate. He left for Austria on Sunday.

Coach Don Jackson is pleased with the commitment of the Canadian: “Boivin is a very good skater, can (move) the puck and plays offensive hockey. He has great talent and fits into the system. He will help the quality of the team to continue to increase. “

Former CC goalie Matt Zaba plays for Vienna in the league’s other division. Boivin will play with former St. Cloud State standout Garrett Roe.