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Sunday, February 12, 2017


Montreal – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Sunday that the club has acquired Quebec-native linebacker Frédéric Plesius from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in exchange for national linebacker Nicholas Shortill.

Plesius (6'01'', 234 lbs.) returns to Montreal after spending the first four years of his professional career playing for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The 29-year-old athlete suited up for 66 regular season games for Hamilton, racking up 25 defensive tackles as well as an impressive 58 special teams tackles. He added a sack and an interception.
"We are very pleased to have acquired Frédéric, an established and valuable player in this league," said Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed. "We believe he will be a nice addition to our team. He is a versatile and intelligent player and we have the feeling he can be a solid contributor on the field. We really look forward in integrating him to our team."

The Lennoxville, QC native experienced the best season of his career in 2016, recording 23 special teams tackles and three defensive tackles, including a sack. Following his brilliant collegiate career, Plesius was selected in the second round (10th total) by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2012 CFL Canadian Draft. He played a key role in the two Vanier Cup Championships he won with the Université Laval Rouge et Or in 2010 and 2012. Plesius collected 123.5 tackles during his four seasons with the Rouge et Or, being awarded several defensive honours along the way. He is a former Champlain Lennoxville College Cougar. Before joining the CFL in 2012, Plesius was invited to a tryout with the Philadelphia Eagles at their rookie camp.


Anonymous said...


Did Tillman threaten to reveal that it was all Reed's fault for not telling a player to come off the field for the 13th man fiasco? Or is this a sorry for getting you fired in Edmonton gesture from Reed to Tillman?

Reed trades a 24yr old lb'er straight up for a 29yr old one who has never started other than by injury?

Anonymous said...

So what earth shattering moves have the Riders been making ?

Anonymous said...

Lots of accolades for Plesius. What about the other guy? Who writes this crap?

Anonymous said...

Here is the "other guy" info.
Shortill, 24, appeared in all 18 of Montreal's games in 2016 (one start), posting five defensive tackles and 17 special teams tackles. The six-foot-two, 223-pound linebacker has played 35 career CFL games with the Alouettes since being drafted by the team 13th overall (second round) in the 2015 CFL Draft. He has accumulated 22 defensive tackles and 29 special teams tackles during his two-year CFL career.

A native of Nobleton, Ont., Shortill attended McMaster University from 2011 to 2014, posting OUA All-Star Status twice (2012, 2014) with the Marauders. He was also a member of the CIS All-Canadian team and the OUA's Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2014, and played in three Vanier Cups (2011, 2012, 2014), winning one in 2011.

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