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Canadian Football League to Host European Player Draft

April 4, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) News Release

TORONTO - 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:

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Winnipeg Blue Bombers Montreal Alouettes Edmonton Eskimos Toronto Argonauts Saskatchewan Roughriders BC Lions Ottawa REDBLACKS 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 Hî=A4meenlinna, 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 Schwî=A4bisch 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.

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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