TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign Thomassin (OL)

Running back Maleek Irons placed on retired list


EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks announced a pair of moves on Thursday, signing National Samuel Thomassin (OL) and placing National Maleek Irons (RB) on the retired list.

Thomassin broke into the CFL in 2021, appearing in two games with the Montreal Alouettes after being selected in the second round of the 2019 CFL draft. The 27-year-old offensive lineman has spent most of the 2022 CFL season on the Alouettes practice roster before being released by the club in late August. ​ 

Collegiately, Thomassin played at Laval, where he was selected as a first-team All-Canadian (2018, 2019) and named a second-team All-Canadian in 2017.

In addition, running back Maleek Irons has been placed on the retired list. Irons was signed on July 17, suiting up for five games in Green and Gold, where he had 19 carries for 73 yards and one touchdown.

The Elks return to action on Saturday, October 8, when they take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at IG Field. Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. MDT.



  • Samuel Thomassin | NAT | OL | 6'6 | 330 LBS | 1995-04-14 | Quebec, QC | Laval


  • Maleek Irons | NAT | RB | 6'0 | 230 LBS | 1996-06-29 | ​ Chilliwack, B.C. | Ohio
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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