TRANSACTIONS | Elks re-sign Harry (DB) and Vandervoort (WR)

Canadian veterans returning to Edmonton for 2023 season

Jamie Harry and Danny Vandervoort in 2022.
Jamie Harry and Danny Vandervoort in 2022.

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have re-signed National defensive back Jamie Harry and National wide receiver Danny Vandervoort to one year contract extensions, the club announced Tuesday.

Harry, 28, appeared in nine games for the Elks in 2022 after being released by the B.C. Lions in late July. The Quebec native spent parts of three seasons with the Lions (2019, 2021, 2022), appearing in 13 games.

"Jamie is a Canadian defensive back that played meaningful snaps for us down the stretch," Elks assistant general manger Geroy Simon said. "We look forward to him competing this year and watching his growth."

Originally a fifth round pick of the Toronto Argonauts (2019), the University of Ottawa product has 27 total tackles in his CFL career.

Vandervoort suited up in all 18 games for the Elks at wide receiver during the 2022 campaign, catching eight passes for 75 yards, both career highs, with one touchdown reception. It was the McMaster product's second year in Edmonton after spending his first two CFL seasons (2017, 2018) with the Lions.

"Danny is a coveted National veteran who can play any receiver position on the field," said Simon. "We're happy to come to terms and have him back in 2023."

A native of Barrie, Ont., Vandervoort has recorded 12 receptions for 154 yards and three receiving touchdowns over 57 regular season contests.

The Elks open their 2023 regular season schedule on June 11 at Commonwealth Stadium against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.



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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