Winnipeggers Nic Demski, Kienan LaFrance join hometown Blue Bombers – Manitoba

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have added a pair of high-profile players to their roster, both of whom know the city and team extremely well.

Receiver Nic Demski and running back Kienan LaFrance, both born and raised in Winnipeg, will suit up in blue and gold for the 2018 CFL season.

The Bombers announced on Tuesday that both free agents have been signed to one-year contracts. The 24-year-old Demski and 26-year-old LaFrance — alumni of the University of Manitoba Bisons — spent last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Demski and LaFrance join veteran running back Andrew Harris, another Winnipegger, as hometown Bombers.

Nic Demski stretches out for a pass while being covered by Maurice Leggett during a game in September 2017. The two players will be teammates in 2018, with both signed to one-year deals with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (Mark Taylor/Canadian Press)

The signings come less than a week after the Bombers inked all-star receiver Adarius Bowman and three weeks after the team added quarterback Darian Durant.

The latest announcements had Bomber starting quarterback Matt Nichols tweeting his excitement about the possibilities of the coming season.

During his time with the Bisons, Demski was named a CIS All-Canadian and Canada West All-Star in every one of his four seasons as a Bison.

He was chosen by the Roughriders in the first round, sixth overall, of the 2015 CFL draft. He spent the past three seasons with Saskatchewan, playing in 40 games and recording 69 receptions for 725 yards and three touchdowns.

He also registered 84 punt returns for 729 yards and one touchdown through his first three CFL seasons. His play in the 2017…

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