Johnny Boychuk signs in Austria

Johnny Boychuk has signed with EC Salzburg in Austria. Gerry Johansson, Boychuk’s agent, confirmed the signing. Comcast SportsNet New England first reported the transaction.

Boychuk will join the team that employed short-time Bruins netminder Marty Turco in 2011-12.

Boychuk becomes the 11th Bruins player to sign overseas. Boychuk is the only Bruin to have signed in Austria. Boychuk had been skating locally alongside some of his teammates and Boston-based NHLers.

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This would have been Boychuk’s first season of a three-year, $10.1 million extension with the Bruins.