Winnipegger Nic Demski joins hometown Blue Bombers

Winnipegger Nic Demski joins hometown Blue Bombers

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have added another high-profile receiver to their roster, and this one knows the city and team extremely well.

Winnipeg-born-and-raised Nic Demski will suit up in blue and gold for the 2018 CFL season. The Bombers announced on Tuesday that they have signed the free agent to a one-year contract.

The 24-year-old receiver spent the past three seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 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 season was cut short to just nine games after he suffered an injury.

Nic Demski

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)

Demski, a former University of Manitoba Bison, was chosen by the Roughriders in the first round, sixth overall, of the 2015 CFL draft.

He was named a CIS All-Canadian and Canada West All-Star in every one of his four seasons as a Bison.

The Demski signing comes less than a week after the Bombers signed all-star receiver Adarius Bowman and three weeks after the team added quarterback Darian Durant.

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

Published at Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:04:15 -0500