December 16, 2013

Patrick Lavoie selected by RedBlacks


MONTREAL – The Alouettes would like to thank Patrick Lavoie for the hard work and dedication he displayed as a member of the team over the last two seasons. Lavoie was selected by the Ottawa REDBLACKS in today’s CFL expansion draft.


“We thank Patrick Lavoie for his contributions on and off the field since his arrival with the Montreal Alouettes,” said Alouettes General Manager and Head Coach Jim Popp. “He has been a great ambassador for our team and we hope to see him back in an Alouettes uniform in the future.”

“This past year, Pat suffered an unfortunate off-season back injury that required surgery and limited his play in 2013. His role was reduced due to the injury and when he returned he suffered another injury setback to his hamstring,” added Popp.

“We know Pat will continue to work hard at returning to the form and success that he had during his rookie season. We wish him nothing but the best in his future as a player and in the business world, once he has decided to call it a career.”

“This round proves that the expansion draft is a tricky process and we are not able to protect everyone,” explained Popp. “We have to look at our team now, the role of the player, and what the future holds at developing the Alouettes.”

Here is the entire set of picks from the first two rounds of Monday’s draft:

Patrick Lavoie Montreal FB Laval
Joe Eppele Toronto OL Washington State
John Delahunt Hamilton FB Connecticut
James Green Winnipeg LB Calgary
Keith Shologan Saskatchewan DT Central Florida
J’Michael Deane Calgary OL Michigan State
Alexander Krausnick Edmonton OL Calgary
Matthew Albright B.C. OL Saint Mary’s
Kevin Glenn Calgary QB Illinois State
Thomas DeMarco B.C. QB Old Dominion
Moton Hopkins Montreal DT Tulsa
Jonathon Williams Toronto DT South Carolina
Chevon Walker Hamilton RB Sioux Falls
Wallace Miles Winnipeg WR North Carolina A&T
James Lee Saskatchewan OL South Carolina State
Carlton Mitchell Edmonton WR South Florida