2017 Montreal Alouettes season

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2017 Montreal Alouettes season
Head coach Jacques Chapdelaine (3–8),
Kavis Reed (0–7)
General manager Kavis Reed
Home field Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Record 3–15
Division place 4th, East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Team MOP Kyries Hebert
Team MOC Kristian Matte
Team MOR Branden Dozier
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The 2017 Montreal Alouettes season was the 51st season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 63rd overall. The Alouettes finished the season in 4th place in the East Division with a disappointing 3–15 record. The 15 losses are a team record, breaking the previous record of 14 set during the 1986 season when the Alouettes went 4-14.

The Alouettes failed to improve upon their 7–11 record from 2016 and were eliminated from the playoffs on October 9, 2017 after a loss to the Edmonton Eskimos, making this the third straight season that they missed the playoffs (it was the first time the team missed the playoffs for three straight years since their re-activation). This was the first full season for head coach Jacques Chapdelaine, until he was fired after a 3–8 start and replaced by general manager Kavis Reed on an interim basis. Chapdelaine served as head coach in an interim capacity for six games in the previous season. This is also the first season under new general manager Kavis Reed.[1]


Front office changes

This is 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) for the vacant general manager position.[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 dark horse 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 managers. Raiche was promoted from her previous position with the Alouettes as Coordinator of Football Administration and held the title of Assistant General Manager of Football Operations. Mack, the former Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager, was the Assistant General Manager of Player Personnel.[11]

CFL Draft

The 2017 CFL Draft took 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 sixth round pick after trading S. J. Green to the Toronto Argonauts.[14]

Round Pick Player Position School Hometown
2 12 Fabion Foote DT McMaster North York, ON
3 20 Dondre Wright DB Henderson State North York, ON
4 29 Alexander Morrison WR British Columbia Sault Ste. Marie, ON
5 39 Zach Annen OL Carleton St. Thomas, ON
6 45 Malcolm Carter WR Carleton Toronto, ON
6 48 Denzel Radford WR Calgary Calgary, AB
7 56 Ty Cranston DB Ottawa Winnipeg, MB
8 65 Oumar Toure TE Sherbrooke Montreal, QC


Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Thurs, June 8 7:30 p.m. EDT at Toronto Argonauts L 20–24 0–1 None BMO Field 5,532 Recap
B Thurs, June 15 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks W 38–5 1–1 TSN2 Molson Stadium 12,533 Recap


 #  Games played with white uniforms.

Regular season


Team GP W L T Pts PF PA Div Stk
Y–Toronto Argonauts 18 9 9 0 18 482 456 6–2 W2 Details
X–Ottawa Redblacks 18 8 9 1 17 495 452 5–3 W3 Details
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 6 12 0 12 443 545 4–4 W1 Details
Montreal Alouettes 18 3 15 0 6 314 580 1–7 L11 Details


Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 Thurs, June 22 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders W 17–16 1–0 TSN/RDS/ESPNews Molson Stadium 20,129 Recap
2 Fri, June 30 10:00 p.m. EDT at Edmonton Eskimos L 19–23 1–1 TSN/RDS/ESPNews Commonwealth Stadium 31,828 Recap
3 Thurs, July 6 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. BC Lions L 16–23 1–2 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 18,728 Recap
4 Fri, July 14 7:00 p.m. EDT vs. Calgary Stampeders W 30–23 2–2 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 18,610 Recap
5 Wed, July 19 7:30 p.m. EDT at Ottawa Redblacks L 19–24 2–3 TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium 24,756 Recap
6 Thurs, July 27 8:30 p.m. EDT at Winnipeg Blue Bombers L 40–41 2–4 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Investors Group Field 25,931 Recap
7 Bye
8 Fri, Aug 11 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Toronto Argonauts W 21–9 3–4 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 19,712 Recap
9 Sat, Aug 19 4:00 p.m. EDT at Toronto Argonauts L 6–38 3–5 TSN/RDS BMO Field 16,326 Recap
10 Thurs, Aug 24 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers L 31–34 (2OT) 3–6 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 18,564 Recap
11 Thurs, Aug 31 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks L 4–32 3–7 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 18,325 Recap
12 Fri, Sept 8 10:00 p.m. EDT at BC Lions L 18–41 3–8 TSN/RDS BC Place 18,029 Recap
13 Sun, Sept 17 1:00 p.m. EDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks L 11–29 3–9 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Molson Stadium 22,596 Recap
14 Sat, Sept 23 7:00 p.m. EDT at Toronto Argonauts L 19–33 3–10 TSN/RDS BMO Field 12,862 Recap
15 Fri, Sept 29 9:30 p.m. EDT at Calgary Stampeders L 11–59 3–11 TSN/RDS McMahon Stadium 26,394 Recap
16 Mon, Oct 9 2:00 p.m. EDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos L 24–42 3–12 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 18,849 Recap
17 Bye
17 Sun, Oct 22 1:00 p.m. EDT vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 16–43 3–13 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Molson Stadium 20,184 Recap
19 Fri, Oct 27 9:30 p.m. EDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders L 12–37 3–14 TSN/RDS Mosaic Stadium 30,083 Recap
20 Fri, Nov 3 7:00 p.m. EDT at Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 0–33 3–15 TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field 23,526 Recap


 #  Games played with colour uniforms.
 #  Games played with white uniforms.
 #  Games played with alternate uniforms.



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 2018-01-30
Depth ChartTransactions
71 Roster

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Coaching staff

Montreal Alouettes Staff
Front Office
  • Owner – Bob Wetenhall
  • President/CEO – Patrick Boivin
  • General Manager – Kavis Reed
  • Assistant General Manager of Football Operations – vacant
  • Assistant General Manager of Player Personnel – Joe Mack
  • Assistant Director of Pro/College Scouting – Uzooma Okeke
  • Senior Player Personnel Executive/Salary Cap Analyst – Justin Casey
  • Director of US College Scouting – Russ Lande
  • National Scouting Analyst – Eric Deslauriers
  • Football Operations Assistant and Analyst – Philippe Moreau

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. ^ Double Blue acquire SB SJ Green in trade with Als
  15. ^ a b 2017 Schedule
  16. ^ Marquee moments highlight 2017 CFL schedule in Canada's 150th year
  17. ^ 2017 RDS CFL Schedule
  18. ^ CFL, ESPN unveil 2017 U.S. broadcast schedule
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