Patrick Lavoie
Lavoie with the Argonauts in 2021
Born: (1987-10-19) October 19, 1987 (age 36)
Saint-Flavie, Quebec
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Fullback
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight240 lb (110 kg)
UniversityLaval
CFL Draft2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 11
Drafted byMontreal Alouettes
Expansion draft2013 / Round: 2
Drafted byOttawa Redblacks
Career history
As player
20122013Montreal Alouettes
20142017Ottawa Redblacks
2018Montreal Alouettes
20182020Saskatchewan Roughriders
2021Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Patrick Lavoie (born October 19, 1987) is a Canadian football fullback who is a free agent. He most recently played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played in parts of three seasons for the Montreal Alouettes and for four years with the Ottawa Redblacks where he won his first Grey Cup championship in 2016. He has also played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He played CIS football for the Laval Rouge et Or and won Vanier Cup championships in 2008 and 2010.

Professional career

Montreal Alouettes

Lavoie was drafted 11th overall by the Montreal Alouettes in the 2012 CFL Draft and signed with the team on May 16, 2012 to a two-year contract.[1][2] He scored his first touchdown on July 6, 2012 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He finished his first season with 33 catches for 307 yards and four touchdowns and was the Alouettes nominee for the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award.[3] After the season, on December 4, 2012, he signed a new, three-year deal that would keep him under contract through 2015.[4] He had a reduced role in 2013 due to injuries as the team also underwent head coaching changes where he only played in 14 games and had six receptions for 46 yards.

Ottawa Redblacks

On December 16, 2013, Lavoie was selected by the expansion Ottawa Redblacks in the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft.[5] He played in 69 games over four years for the Redblacks as the team's primary fullback, recording 86 catches for 796 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a touchdown catch in each of the Redblacks' Grey Cup appearances in a 2015 loss and a 2016 win. He had signed a contract extension prior to the 2016 CFL season that kept him under contract through the 2018 CFL season.[6]

Montreal Alouettes (II)

On January 30, 2018, Lavoie was traded to the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for fellow national fullback J.C. Beaulieu.[7][8] In his second stint with the Alouettes, he played in 15 games and recorded 13 receptions for 115 yards.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

On October 10, 2018, Lavoie was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.[9] He played in the last three games of the regular season where he had 10 receptions for 79 yards and also played in the West Semi-Final loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers where he had one catch for two yards. He signed a two-year contract extension with the team on December 17, 2018.[10] However, he spent the entire 2019 regular season on the injured list due to a back injury and only played in the 2019 West Final where the Roughriders again lost to the Blue Bombers.[11] With the 2020 CFL season cancelled, he did not play in 2020 and became a free agent in 2021.[12]

Toronto Argonauts

On September 14, 2021, it was announced that Lavoie had signed with the Toronto Argonauts.[13] He played in four regular season games in 2021 and the East Final that year. He became a free agent upon the expiry of his contract on February 8, 2022.[14]

References

  1. ^ The Alouettes draft fullback Patrick Lavoie
  2. ^ Alouettes sign top pick Lavoie, three others
  3. ^ Redblacks bio
  4. ^ Montreal Alouettes sign fullback Patrick Lavoie to three-year deal
  5. ^ Patrick Lavoie selected by Redblacks
  6. ^ Patrick Lavoie to remain part of Redblacks family
  7. ^ "Redblacks acquire Beaulieu from Als for Lavoie - Article - TSN". TSN. 2018-01-30. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  8. ^ Patrick Lavoie returns to the Alouettes
  9. ^ "Riders acquire Blake, Lavoie in trade with Als". CFL.ca. 2018-10-10. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  10. ^ "Riders, Lavoie agree on two-year contract extension". CFL.ca. 2018-12-17. Retrieved 2021-02-13.
  11. ^ "'He's shown that he's healthy': Cody Fajardo to start in West final". cjme.com. 2019-11-16. Retrieved 2021-02-13.
  12. ^ "Official 2021 free agent tracker". CFL.ca. Retrieved 2021-02-13.
  13. ^ "Argos add veteran FB Patrick Lavoie". Toronto Argonauts. September 14, 2021.
  14. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved March 28, 2023.