Jul 25, 2012 at 9:13 am
ST. CLOUD, MN (SCSU) - St. Cloud State University has announced the hiring of Garrett Raboin as an assistant men's hockey coach at the University effective immediately.
A standout on the Huskies' blueline from 2006 to 2010, Raboin most recently played professional hockey in Europe from 2010 to 2012. In 2010-11 and the beginning of the 2011-12 season, Raboin played in Finland for Turku. He complete the 2011-12 season in Norway with the Lorenskag club.
"We are very excited to have Garrett (Raboin) return to our program," St. Cloud State head coach Bob Motzko said. "He is a natural fit for this position and our team. As a player, Garrett was one of the all-time great team leaders in our program's history and he has all the makings of an outstanding coach."
A three-year captain at SCSU, Raboin finished his collegiate career with 21 goals and 62 assists from 2006-10. He ranks fourth in career scoring among SCSU defensemen with 83 points. Raboin helped lead the Huskies to three NCAA Division I tournament bids and 83 victories during his collegiate tenure.
In 2010, Raboin earned All-WCHA honors and he was a three-time All-WCHA Academic and WCHA Scholar-Athlete selection. In 2010, Raboin was named to the Capital One Academic All-District V At Large team and he was also named a Lowe's All-Senior All-America First Team recipient.
"This is a great opportunity for me to come back to St. Cloud State," Raboin said. "I had a great four years here as a player and as an alumni to return to this University as a coach is a dream come true for me.
"I am really looking forward to being part of the coaching staff here at St. Cloud State. I worked well with Coach (Bob) Motzko and Coach (Mike) Gibbons as a player and I think that relationship will carry over in my role as a coach."
A native of Detroit Lakes, Minn. and graduate of Detroit Lakes High School, Raboin played junior hockey with Lincoln of the USHL before his move to St. Cloud State in 2006.
The Huskies will kick off the 2012-13 season on Oct. 12-13 with a pair of road game at the University of New Hampshire. SCSU will open its home season on Oct. 19-20 with games at the National Hockey and Event Center against the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
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