Former Bombers Canadian receiver Daniel Petermann signs with Ottawa Redblacks

Photo courtesy: McMaster University

Ottawa has poached a talented young Canadian receiver away from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Daniel Petermann has signed a free agent contract with the Redblacks after becoming a free agent Tuesday, February 9 at noon ET.

The 25-year-old was a third-round draft pick out of McMaster University in the 2018 CFL draft. He climbed boards after running the fastest forty-yard dash of anyone at the 2018 national CFL Combine, recording a time of 4.54 seconds on a slow track.

Petermann dressed 36 career games with Winnipeg, making 25 receptions for 272 yards and two touchdowns. He started two games for the Bombers in 2019, though he mostly filled a depth role behind veterans Nic Demski and Drew Wolitarsky.

“The past two years every time he had an opportunity to make a play on the field, he did,” head coach Paul LaPolice said in a statement.

The five-foot-eleven, 210-pound Petermann will look to take on a larger role with the team in 2021.