Staying in the nest: Als sign hometown LB Frédéric Chagnon to contract extension

Photo courtesy: Dominick Gravel/Montreal Alouettes

The Montreal Alouettes have signed Canadian linebacker Frédéric Chagnon to a one-year contract extension.

The six-foot-four, 233-pound linebacker played in 16 games with the Alouettes in 2022, his first season with the team, collecting six special teams tackles.

The Montreal, Quebec native has played with three teams over his five-year CFL career, registering 38 special teams tackles, one defensive tackle and one touchdown in 81 career games with the B.C. Lions, Ottawa Redblacks and Montreal Alouettes.

The 30-year-old was drafted in the third round, 24th overall, in the 2017 CFL Draft by the B.C. Lions after a solid collegiate career at the Université de Montréal. He spent the first three years of his career with Lions before signing with the Ottawa Redblacks ahead of the 2021 season.

After one year in Ottawa, Chagnon signed with his hometown Alouettes ahead of the 2022 season where he was reunited with his former Université de Montréal Carabins head coach, Danny Maciocia.

Chagnon and Maciocia teamed up to bring the school its first, and to date only, Vanier Cup in 2014. The Carabins defeated the McMaster Marauders 20-19 at Percival Molson Stadium in Montreal in the 50th Vanier Cup.