Argonauts sign veteran Canadian fullback Patrick Lavoie

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The Toronto Argonauts have signed Canadian fullback Patrick Lavoie. 

The 33-year-old is an eight-year CFL veteran who was originally selected No. 11 overall by the Montreal Alouettes during the 2012 CFL Draft. After two seasons in Montreal, the Quebec native became the first national player selected by the Ottawa Redblacks in their expansion draft in late 2013.

He would go on to play four seasons in the nation’s capital and win a Grey Cup with the team in 2016, making a touchdown reception in the game.

The six-foot-two, 240-pounder was traded back to the Als in early 2018 before being shipped to Saskatchewan in October of that same year. He dressed for three games late in the season before missing the entire 2019 regular season due to a back injury.

Over the course of 118 regular-season games, Lavoie has hauled in 148 catches for 1,343 yards and seven touchdowns.