Following the 2021 CFL Draft, the Montreal Alouettes claimed linebacker Kean Harelimana and receiver Mathieu Robitaille from Laval University
Each team can claim the rights to two players who do not count towards the roster during training camp.
The six-foot-two, 215-pound Harelimana will join his brother Brian with the Als. They both experienced the Rouge et Or-Carabins rivalry, but on different sides of Highway 20.
During the last U Sports season, Harelimana made 28 tackles, including 18 solo, while registering 1.5 sacks and recovering one fumble with Laval. After being named the Quebec Conference Rookie of the Year in 2017, the Kigali, Rwanda native was selected as an RSEQ first team all-star as well as an all-Canadian in 2019. He helped the Rouge et Or hoist the Vanier Cup in 2018.
The six-foot, 190-pound Robitaille caught 19 passes for 223 yards while scoring one major in 2019. His 12.3 yards per catch average ranked ninth in the RSEQ. The Quebec City, QC native demonstrated his versatility as he threw a 44-yard touchdown pass on a trick play against Montreal. He was a member of the 2016 and 2018 national championship teams at Laval.