Calgary Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce the re-signing of national defensive lineman and special-teamer Ben D’Aguilar. He was set to become a free agent on Feb. 9. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

In 2015, his third season with the Red and White, D’Aguilar appeared in nine regular-season games and recorded four tackles, one special-teams tackle and one fumble recovery. The Hamilton, Ont., product saw action in both of the Stamps’ playoff contests and made a pair of special-teams tackles.

“Ben has battled through injuries during his time with the Stamps but when he’s been on the field, he’s shown the ability to be a difference-maker on special teams,” said Hufnagel. “I look forward to seeing him play a full season and for him to be a contributor both on special teams and on defence.

In 31 career regular-season games, D’Aguilar has 25 special-teams tackles, two defensive tackles, two fumble recoveries and one forced...
Calgary Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce the re-signing of national linebacker Corbin Sharun. He was set to become a free agent on Feb. 9. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Sharun, who had previously spent five seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos, was added to Calgary’s practice roster on July 28, 2015, and wound up seeing action in two regular-season contests for the Stamps. The 27-year-old Edmonton native also played in the Western Final and made three special-teams tackles.

“Corbin is a proven veteran who has been a solid special-teams player over the years,” said Hufnagel. “He played well in his limited opportunities for us last year and I look forward to seeing what he can do over a full season.”

In 75 career regular-season contests with Calgary and Edmonton, Sharun has 77 special-teams tackles, three defensive tackles, one punt block and one touchdown.

“I thank Huff and the Stampeders organization for giving me...
The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation announced today the appointment of John Hufnagel to the position of president and general manager of the Calgary Stampeders.

Hufnagel has been with the Stampeders since 2008 and has served eight years as head coach and general manager before ceding coaching duties to Dave Dickenson at the conclusion of the 2015 season. Hufnagel takes over as president from Gordon Norrie, who to Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation as vice-president of sports properties, sales and marketing. Norrie succeeds Jim Bagshaw who will be retiring following 15 years of service to the organization. In addition, a new position Stampeders Director of Business Operations has, been created to assist Hufnagel with his business duties.

“We are very pleased to make these announcements today that will have an extremely positive impact on the future growth and development of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation,” said CSEC President and Stampeders...
The Calgary Stampeders are pleased to announce that Rob Cote is the recipient of the team’s Presidents’ Ring award for 2015. It’s the second time in the past three seasons the Cochrane native has been chosen by his teammates as the winner of the annual award.

“Winning this award is just as meaningful the second time around,” said Cote. “I’m humbled that my teammates have honoured me with this selection because, believe me, I’m very aware of the fact that there are many players on this team who are deserving of this award.”

The Presidents’ Ring has been presented annually since 1967 to the Stampeders player who best demonstrates excellence on and off the field as voted by the players. Candidates are judged on their in-game contributions, leadership, inspiration and motivational skills. Cote will formally receive his ring at Fanfest in May.

In his ninth season with the Stampeders, Cote served as one of the offensive captains and started all 18 regular-season games as well as both...
According to Scott Mitchell, the Stamps have re-signed DT Micah Johnson.


Calgary Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce the signing of international receiver Kamar Jorden. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Jorden has spent the past two seasons with Red and White and has seen limited action, appearing in three games and making three receptions for 13 yards.

“Over his time here, Kamar has continued to work hard while patiently waiting for his chance to play,” said Hufnagel. “He’s a big receiver with a lot of potential and I expect him to come to training camp and make every effort to earn a more prominent role on the team.”

The six-foot-three, 205-lb. Darby, Pa., product attended training camp with the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings and played for the Arena Football League’s Spokane Shock before signing with the Stamps in 2014.

Jorden was first-team all-Mid-American Conference in 2011 and 2012 at Bowling Green University as he made 174 catches for 2,198 yards and 16 touchdowns over...
Calgary Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce that international defensive back Brandon Smith has signed a contract extension. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Smith joined the team in 2008 and has been a fixture at the halfback position with 103 career starts in as many regular-season appearances. In 2015, Smith started 17 games and was second on the team with three interceptions and third with 57 tackles. The Sacramento State product also had eight pass knockdowns and a sack. He started both of Calgary’s playoff games and made 15 total tackles.

“Smitty has been an important part of our defence for a long time and I’m pleased that he has chosen to remain with us,” said Hufnagel. “He brings stability and experience to our secondary and has proven himself as one of the best defensive halfbacks in the league.”

In 103 career games, Smith has recorded 414 tackles to go with 11 interceptions, including one pick-six, 22...
Calgary Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce the re-signing of international defensive back Brandon McDonald. He was set to become a free agent in February. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

McDonald rejoined the Stamps on Sept. 28 and started the final five regular-season games as well as both playoff contests at cornerback. The 30-year-old Collins, Miss., native recorded 24 tackles, including one tackle for loss, one sack, three pass knockdowns and two interceptions in the five regular-season games and added eight tackles and a knockdown in the playoffs.

“Brandon stepped in and did an excellent job for us when we signed him during the season and I’m pleased that he’s chosen to return,” said Hufnagel.

Prior to signing with Calgary, the University of Memphis product played eight games for the Ottawa RedBlacks in 2015 and registered 33 tackles, two interceptions and three knockdowns.

McDonald previously played two games for...
Calgary Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce that international quarterback Drew Tate has signed a contract extension. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

A nine-year CFL veteran who has spent the past seven seasons with the Red and White, Tate in 2015 dressed for all 18 regular-season games and both playoff contests. He started the final regular-season game and was 18-of-22 for 231 yards and two touchdowns.

“Drew has been an important contributor to our success over the years and I’m pleased that he has chosen to make this commitment to the club,” said Hufnagel. “Quality and depth at the quarterback position is very important in the CFL and Drew is a big part of that for us.”

After two seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in which he did not see any game action, Tate signed with the Stampeders in 2009. In 111 career regular-season games for the Stamps, he has completed 353 of 529 passes (a 66.7-per cent completion rate)...
Calgary Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce the signing of national quarterback Andrew Buckley.

Buckley is a Calgary native who starred for the University of Calgary Dinos, capturing the Hec Crighton Trophy as the top Canadian Interuniversity Sport player in both 2014 and 2015. He was the Stamps’ seventh-round selection (62nd overall) in the 2015 draft and attended training camp before returning to university for his senior season.

“Andrew was impressive for us in camp and in the pre-season and he followed that up with another great season for the Dinos,” said Hufnagel. “He’s a talented quarterback and I’m looking forward to seeing him in camp.”

Buckley saw action in the Stamps’ pre-season game against BC on June 12 and completed eight of 10 passes for 72 yards.

After returning to school, he led the Dinos to an 8-0 record in 2015 while setting a CIS single-season record with 3,162 passing yards. He also established a Canada West conference record by...
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