Canadian receiver and returner Nic Demski heads to Winnipeg

Nic Demski is going back home.

The Winnipeg native has signed with the Bombers.

The 24-year-old had 26 starts in three seasons with the Riders, who drafted him with the sixth overall pick in 2015. Demski made 69 catches for 725 yards and three touchdowns while returning 84 punts for 729 yards and one touchdown plus a long missed field goal run back of 93 yards.

Demski looked poised for a breakout year in 2017 before injuries forced him to miss the last nine games and he was limited to 19 catches for 222 yards. Still, he was considered one of the top Canadian talents on the free agent market.