Marwan Hage got his on Tuesday, Peter Dyakowski was taken care of on Wednesday and on Friday, it was Dave Stala's turn. For the third time this week, the Ticats extended the contract of a key Canadian veteran, coming to terms with Stala on a pact that will keep the veteran receiver in Hamilton through the 2014 season.
The Polish-born, Hamilton-raised receiver will begin his fifth season with the Ticats in 2013 after spending the first six years of his career in Montreal. Stala signed as a free agent in 2009 and quickly became a fan favourite. He has recorded 253 catches for 3,192 yards and 20 touchdowns during his time with the Ticats. Stala was the East Division nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian in 2010 after catching 85 balls for 1,015 yards and six touchdowns.
Last season was a bit of a lost one for Stala, who saw his role decrease under George Cortez. Stala caught 42 passes for 655 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. Those were the lowest totals for a season in Hamilton for receptions and yards, and his second-lowest number of touchdowns. Many hope his role will increase under new head coach Kent Austin.
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