2017 Montreal Alouettes season

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2017 Montreal Alouettes season
Head coach Jacques Chapdelaine
General manager Kavis Reed
Home field Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Record 0–0
Division place TBD, East
Playoff finish TBD
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The 2017 Montreal Alouettes season will be the 51st season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 63rd overall. The Alouettes will attempt to improve upon their 7–11 record from 2016, return to the playoffs after a two-year absence and win their 8th Grey Cup championship. This will be the first full season for head coach Jacques Chapdelaine after he served in an interim capacity for six games in the previous season. This will also be first season under new general manager Kavis Reed.[1]


Front office changes

This will be the first season since the Alouettes returned to Montreal in 1996 that Jim Popp will not be the team's general manager. It was announced on November 7, 2016 that Popp would not return to the Alouettes organization in 2017.[2] In the week following the 104th Grey Cup, the Alouettes interviewed Danny Maciocia (head coach of the University of Montreal), Joey Abrams (Alouettes assistant general manager) and Brock Sunderland (Redblacks assistant general manager).[3][4] As of December 7, 2016, Sunderland was no longer considered a candidate and Maciocia was not in negotiations with the team, having only taken part in one formal meeting.[5] Not long after, Maciocia confirmed that he would remain at the University of Montreal.[6] Two days later, Herb Zurkowsky from the Montreal Gazette reported that Kavis Reed (Alouettes Special Teams Coach) was "the darkhorse candidate" to win the GM position.[7] By December 12, 2016, Reed had a formal interview with the Alouettes front office, making him the fourth official candidate for the position; prior to that, it had just been informal conversations.[8] On December 14, 2016, the Montreal Alouettes held a press conference to announce Patrick Boivin as President and CEO, Kavis Reed as general manager, and Jacques Chapdelaine's retention as the team's head coach. Chapdelaine had served as the interim head coach for the final six games of the previous season. [9] On December 20, 2016, the Alouettes announced that assistant GM Joey Abrams, who had been with the organization for the past dozen seasons, would be leaving the club.[10]

On January 25, 2017 the Alouettes announced that Catherine Raiche and Joe Mack would become assistant general mangers. Raiche was promoted from her previous position with the Alouettes as Coordinator of Football Administration, and will hold the title Assistant General Manager of Football Operations. Mack, the former Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager, will be the Assistant General Manager of Player Personnel.[11]

CFL Draft

The 2017 CFL Draft will take place on May 7, 2017.[12] The Alouettes traded their first round pick to the BC Lions for the rights to Vernon Adams.[13] The team also acquired another fourth round pick after trading Kevin Glenn to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[14]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
2 12
3 20
4 29
4 32
5 38
6 47
7 56
8 65


Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Thurs, June 8 7:30 p.m. EDT at Toronto Argonauts TBA BMO Field
B Thurs, June 15 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks TBA Molson Stadium


Regular season


Team GP W L T Pts PF PA Div Stk
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0–0 Details
Montreal Alouettes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0–0 Details
Ottawa Redblacks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0–0 Details
Toronto Argonauts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0–0 Details


Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 Thurs, June 22 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders TSN/RDS Molson Stadium
2 Fri, June 30 10:00 p.m. EDT at Edmonton Eskimos TSN/RDS Commonwealth Stadium
3 Thurs, July 6 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. BC Lions TSN/RDS Molson Stadium
4 Fri, July 14 7:00 p.m. EDT vs. Calgary Stampeders TSN/RDS Molson Stadium
5 Wed, July 19 7:30 p.m. EDT at Ottawa Redblacks TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium
6 Thurs, July 27 8:30 p.m. EDT at Winnipeg Blue Bombers TSN/RDS Investors Group Field
7 Bye
8 Fri, Aug 11 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Toronto Argonauts TSN/RDS Molson Stadium
9 Sat, Aug 19 4:00 p.m. EDT at Toronto Argonauts TSN/RDS BMO Field
10 Thurs, Aug 24 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers TSN/RDS Molson Stadium
11 Thurs, Aug 31 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks TSN/RDS Molson Stadium
12 Fri, Sept 8 10:00 p.m. EDT at BC Lions TSN/RDS BC Place
13 Sun, Sept 17 1:00 p.m. EDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks TSN/RDS Molson Stadium
14 Sat, Sept 23 7:00 p.m. EDT at Toronto Argonauts TSN/RDS BMO Field
15 Fri, Sept 29 9:30 p.m. EDT at Calgary Stampeders TSN/RDS McMahon Stadium
16 Mon, Oct 9 2:00 p.m. EDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos TSN/RDS Molson Stadium
17 Bye
18 Sun, Oct 22 1:00 p.m. EDT vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats TSN/RDS Molson Stadium
19 Fri, Oct 27 9:30 p.m. EST at Saskatchewan Roughriders TSN/RDS Mosaic Stadium
20 Fri, Nov 3 7:00 p.m. EST at Hamilton Tiger-Cats TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field




Montreal Alouettes roster

Running Backs


Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Injured List

6-Game Injured List

Practice Squad

Italics indicate International players
Roster updated 2017-03-25
Depth ChartTransactions
68 Active, 0 Injured, 0 Six-Game Injured,
0 Practice

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Coaching staff

Montreal Alouettes Staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches


Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Coaching Staff
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  1. ^ New era begins in Montreal as Als announce revamped leadership
  2. ^ Alouettes announce Jim Popp will not return in 2017
  3. ^ "Alouettes interview Maciocia for GM post - Article - TSN". TSN. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Alouettes interview Abrams for GM post - Article - TSN". TSN. 2016-12-02. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  5. ^ "Sunderland told he won't be next Als GM - Article - TSN". TSN. 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2016-12-07. 
  6. ^ "Maciocia not joining Alouettes as GM - Article - TSN". TSN. 2016-12-10. Retrieved 2016-12-11. 
  7. ^ "Reports: Reed darkhorse for Als GM - Article - TSN". TSN. 2016-12-09. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  8. ^ "Reed interviews for Als GM job - Article - TSN". TSN. 2016-12-09. Retrieved 2016-12-13. 
  9. ^ "Als hire Reed as GM; name Boivin president - Article - TSN". TSN. 2016-12-14. Retrieved 2016-12-15. 
  10. ^ "Assistant GM Abrams leaving Alouettes - Article - TSN". TSN. 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  11. ^ "Alouettes name Raiche, Mack assistant GMs - Article - TSN". TSN. 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  12. ^ Marquee moments highlight 2017 CFL schedule in Canada's 150th year
  13. ^ Alouettes officially sign Vernon Adams
  14. ^ Blue Bombers ship Willy to Argos; acquire Glenn in trade with Als
  15. ^ a b 2017 Schedule
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