Patrick Lavoie returns to the Alouettes

The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday that the club has acquired national fullback Patrick Lavoie from the Ottawa REDBLACKS in exchange for national fullback Jean-Christophe Beaulieu.

Lavoie (6’2″, 240 lbs.) returns to the Alouettes with whom he played his first two CFL seasons after the team drafted him in the second round (11th overall) in the 2012 CFL Canadian Draft. The former member of Université Laval’s Rouge & Or helped the REDBLACKS win their first Grey Cup in 2016 in addition to being part of the group that allowed Ottawa to end its second season in the CFL at the Grey Cup in 2015.

The 30-year-old completed the 2017 season with 280 receiving yards on 46 receptions, while scoring a touchdown. He also made five special teams tackles. In 100 career-CFL games, the Sainte-Flavie, QC native caught 125 passes for 1,149 yards and nine touchdowns. In the two Grey Cup games he played, Lavoie made seven catches for 62 yards and two touchdowns.

We are very happy to bring Patrick back home, where it all started for him. Since he arrived in the CFL, he has been a consistent and versatile player. He will fit very well in our new offensive system,” declared Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed. “We would like to thank Jean-Christophe for being so dedicated to the Alouettes on the field as much as in the community. We wish him all the best.