Alouettes sign Canadians Graves, Zaleski, Hollohan to deals

The Canadian Press

2/6/2013 3:37:24 PM

MONTREAL -- Canadian prospects Kyle Graves, Jerod Zaleski and Dylan Hollohan signed two-year contracts with the Montreal Alouettes on Wednesday.

All three will return to the Alouettes' training camp for a second year.

Graves, a quarterback at Acadia, will be gunning for a job at free safety, slotback and punter. The Alouettes had already signed another Canadian quarterback, McMaster's Kyle Quinlan.

The six-foot-three 220-pound Graves led the Axemen to a 7-1 record last season, leading Atlantic Conference quarterbacks with 2,012 passing yards and 14 touchdowns. He rushed for 167 yards and two TDs on 28 carries.

The Barrie, Ont., native also led the conference with a punting average of 40.3 yards.

The six-foot-four Zaleski handed long snapping duties during two pre-season games last year. The Kelowna, B.C. native was a tight end at Simon Fraser.

Hollohan, a five-foot-eight 183-pound defensive back from St. Francis Xavier, had 27 tackles and led the Atlantic conference with five interceptions last season. The Moncton native also returned punts.