TRANSACTIONS | Elks acquire draft pick from Ottawa in exchange for Arbuckle (QB)

Edmonton gets rights to RedBlacks' fourth round selection in 2022



EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have acquired the Ottawa RedBlacks’ fourth round pick in the 2023 CFL Draft in exchange for quarterback Nick Arbuckle, the club announced Monday.

Arbuckle suited up for five games with the Elks this season, completing 74 of 115 pass attempts for 892 yards with two touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also had three carries for nine yards rushing.

A veteran of four CFL seasons, Arbuckle has appeared in 48 regular season games with the Calgary Stampeders, Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton. He has career totals of 361/531 passing for 4,297 yards with 18 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

Edmonton acquired Arbuckle on Oct. 26, 2021, from the Argos in exchange for a 2nd round 2022 CFL Draft Pick, and rights to negotiation list player Chad Kelly. On Nov. 1, 2021, the Georgia State product signed a one-year contract extension that runs through the 2022 season.

The Elks return to action on Thursday when they visit the Montreal Alouettes at Percival Molson Stadium. Kickoff is 5:30 p.m. MDT.




  • Fourth round pick in 2023


  • Nick Arbuckle | AMER | QB | 6'1 | 213 LBS | 1993-10-04 | Oxnard, CA | Georgia State


Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), Edmonton Elks Football Club


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The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


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