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MONTREAL --  The Montreal Alouettes announced on Tuesday that the team has reached an agreement with non-import fullback Patrick Lavoie on a new three-year deal.

Lavoie, who was named the Alouettes’ Most Outstanding Rookie in 2012, will now be under contract with Montreal through the 2015 season. The Alouettes’ top draft pick of the 2012 CFL draft (11th overall), amassed 307 receiving yards – good for sixth on the team. His 33 receptions marked the most by an Alouettes rookie since Ben Cahoon caught the same in 1998.

The Laval Rouge et Or product also added four receiving touchdowns. Four of his first 12 career catches were for touchdowns including a game-winner in the dying moments against the Calgary Stampeders on July 12.

"When we drafted Patrick earlier this year, we knew what type of player we were getting and we were surprised, quite frankly, that he was still available in the second round," said Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp.

"He has lived up to our expectations and played even more than we had anticipated. Off the field, he is exactly the kind of guy we want representing our organisation."

The 25-year-old native of Sainte-Flavie, QC dressed for 17 games in 2012 and played an integral role in the Alouettes' blocking schemes, opening holes for Montreal running backs while protecting quarterback Anthony Calvillo from sacks – opposing defences only reaching the veteran pivot 25 times on the season.

Fan Comments
als rule
the list of FA the als need to seriously look at: QB q. porter, DT e. steele, WR c. denmark, DT b. turner, WR j. sisco, DE o. willis, DT c. mace, LBs jc sherritt and/or s. elimimian and finally RETURNER l. taylor BUT only if GM jim popp and HC marc trestman get off their high horses and welcome him back!! lost taylor and before that c. owens when will it end?
December 06, 2012 - 6:40pm
doesn't matter what they do, the als won't be back to the cup for years now, in fact I think they've hosted their last east final for a while too...hey its been a good run.
December 06, 2012 - 2:08pm
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not so fast there!! no question a good run BUT it's not over yet no matter who the HC or QB is/are!! the two constant forces in alouette camp are owner MR ROBERT WETENHALL and GM JIM POPP!! GO ALS GO!! ONWARD AND UPWARD!!
December 07, 2012 - 11:01am
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all-time als HCs: 1-marv levy, 2-don matthews, 3-marc"on thin ice"trestman, 4- peahead walker, and all the rest rolled up into #5!!
December 05, 2012 - 8:22pm
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just saw the list of the 2013 FA come 2-15-13!! als GM popp will have his work cut out for him in re-signing of the als FA!! next if GM popp and HC marc"on thin ice"trestman are serious about improving their defence then the current D crop of FA are available to be signed!! C DTs steele and mace would look good in als colours next season provided the als find a A#1 DL coach!!
December 05, 2012 - 3:58pm
December 06, 2012 - 4:56pm
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in another shocking disaster move by the montreal alouettes HC marc"on thin ice"trestman has allowed the top defensive line coach in the CFL to resign!! time for trestman to go? WHAT SAY YOU?
December 05, 2012 - 3:43pm
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no surprise!!
December 04, 2012 - 9:30pm