Current Non-Import Roster
|64||Deane, J'Michael||OL||6'5||312||Michigan State|
|63||Gott, Jon||OL||6'3||294||Boise State|
|59||Myddelton, Steve||OL||6'3||295||St. Francis Xavier|
|67||Tsoumpas, Dmitri||OL||6'4||315||Weber State|
|50||Wilson, Spencer||OL||6'7||325||Saginaw Valley State|
|80||Forzani, Johnny||WR||6'1||195||Washington State|
|26||Cote, Rob||RB||6'1||220||Victoria Rebels|
|35||St. Pierre, Tim||RB||6'0||235||Saint Mary's|
|47||Marshall, Andrew||DL||6'3||240||Simon Fraser|
|44||Phillips, Justin||DL||6'3||236||Wilfrid Laurier|
|48||Carter, Yannick||LB||6'1||205||Wilfrid Laurier|
|45||McCartney, Karl||LB||6'0||215||Saint Mary's|
|21||Berger, Adam||DB||6'0||205||Simon Fraser|
|7||Fraser, Eric||DB||6'1||214||Central Michigan|
|27||Hecht, Jeff||DB||5'10||202||Saint Mary's|
Potential Non-Import Starting Positions
4 offensive linemen, 2 receivers, running back, defensive tackle, and free safety
Key Canadian Arrivals
The rights to former NFL OT Dan Federkeil were acquired from Toronto, as he looks to come out of retirement. LB Yannick Carter signed as a free agent.
Key Canadian Departures
DT Brian Bulcke and OL Mark DeWit both departed as free agents, while WR Arjei Franklin and LB Marc Calixte retired. LB Akwasi Antwi was dealt to Toronto for Federkeil.
In The Pipeline
2012 draft picks OL Billy Peach and DB Adam Berger are already under contract, while fellow '12 selection OL Brad Erdos is likely still a year away. This could also be the year that speedy '09 pick WR Spencer Armstrong finally joins the Stamps after completing his military service.
Like all teams, the Stamps will want to add depth in advance of next year's Expansion Draft but there's not a pressing need. After the offseason departures of Brian Bulcke, Mark DeWit, Marc Calixte, and Akwasi Antwi, defensive tackle, offensive line, and linebacker/special teams could all be areas of interest.
2013 Draft Selections
7th, 13th, 16th, 25th, 28th, 34th, 48th, 59th
Early Round Picks (2008-2012)
2008: OL Dimitri Tsoumpas (2nd), OL Jesse Newman (3rd), DE Fernand Kashama (16th)
2009: DB Eric Fraser (8th), LB Tristan Black (16th)
2010: K/P Rob Maver (5th), DB Taurean Allen (13th)
2011: SB Anthony Parker (3rd), DL Junior Turner (9th)
2012: DL Ameet Pall (5th)
Best Late Round Pick (2008-2012)
Jon Gott might have been the best centre in the CFL last season, which isn't bad for a guy who was drafted in the fifth round (35th overall) in 2008.
Quirky Draft Fact
The 2007 Draft is considered one of the weakest of the last decade. Six years later, only four of the first seventeen picks from that draft are still active in professional football. All four of them, Chris Bauman (1st overall), Justin Phillips (5th), Jabari Arthur (6th), and Corey Mace (11th), play for the Stampeders. Extending the search a little further, you'll find six of the first twenty-two picks still active, with newly signed Yannick Carter (20th) bringing to five the number of those players who are with Calgary.