CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE TO HOST EUROPEAN PLAYER DRAFT ON APRIL 11

CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE TO HOST EUROPEAN PLAYER DRAFT ON APRIL 11

Teams will each select one European player who participated at the CFL Combine presented by New Era

TORONTO (April 4, 2019) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced that a one-round European player draft will take place on Thursday, April 11. CFL teams will be able to draft any of the 18 European players that participated in the CFL Combine presented by New Era in March.

Following a weighted draft with all nine CFL clubs, the draft order for the European player draft is as follows:

  1. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  2. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  3. Montreal Alouettes 
  4. Edmonton Eskimos
  5. Toronto Argonauts
  6. Saskatchewan Roughriders
  7. BC Lions
  8. Ottawa REDBLACKS
  9. Calgary Stampeders

The teams will be able to draft the following European players:

NAME

POS.

TEAM

HOMETOWN

Jordan Bouah

WR

Saddleback College Gauchos

Rome, Italy

Valentin Gnahoua

DL

Berlin Rebels

Le Mans, France

Thiadric Hansen

LB

Potsdam Royals

Flensburg, Germany

Marc Anthony Hor

DL

Frankfurt Universe

Mannheim, Germany

Kimi Linnainmaa

WR

Helsinki Roosters

Espoo, Finland

Mads Nielsen

DL

Copenhagen Towers

Vejle, Denmark

Frederik Nielsen

WR

Potsdam Royals

Aalborg, Denmark

Okko Outinen

DE

Helsinki Roosters

Hämeenlinna, Finland

Benjamin Plu

WR

Thonon-les-Bains Black Panthers

Le Mans, France

Asnnel Robo

RB

University de Montreal

Cayenne, France

Maxime Rouyer

LB

McGill 

Troyes, France

Roni Salonen

LB

Braunschweig New Yorker Lions

Vantaa, Finland

Hendrik Schwarz

WR

Marburg Mercenaries

Marburg, Germany

Arttu Tennberg

OL

Porvoo Butchers

Helsinki, Finland

Alessandro Vergani

OL

Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns

Monza, Italy

Sonny Weishaupt

QB

Grenoble Centaures

Aschaffenburg, Germany

Max Earvin Zimmermann

WR

Potsdam Royals

Berlin, Germany

Johannes Zirngibl

DE

Straubing Spiders

Landau, Germany

This marks the second draft the CFL has conducted in 2019 involving ‘global’ players, the first taking place in Mexico on January 14. 

Fans can follow along CFL.ca’s draft tracker followed by extensive analysis and reaction following the completion of the draft.

To review the ‘global’ player testing result from combine, click here.

The 2019 CFL Draft takes place on May 2, followed by training camps which are set to open on May 19. The 2019 season begins on June 13 when the Saskatchewan Roughriders face off against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Fans can stay up to date on all the non-stop action at CFL.ca, follow the 2019 season from around the world, and join us at a game. The 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw will be played at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Sunday, November 24.

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Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
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Training camps open on May 19 and the 2019 season begins on June 13 when the Saskatchewan Roughriders face off against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Fans can stay up to date on all the non-stop action at CFL.ca, follow the 2019 season from around the world, and join us at a game. The 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw will be played at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Sunday, November 24.

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