Nic Demski

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Nic Demski
No. 10     Winnipeg Blue Bombers
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Demski at the 2019 Grey Cup parade.
Born: (1993-12-14) December 14, 1993 (age 29)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
CFL Draft2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Drafted bySaskatchewan Roughriders
Career history
As player
20152017Saskatchewan Roughriders
2018–presentWinnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star2021, 2022
AwardsGrey Cup Most Valuable Canadian (2021)
Career stats

Nic Demski (born December 14, 1993) is a Canadian football slotback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL).[1] Demski won the 107th and 108th Grey Cups with his hometown Blue Bombers, both times defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Junior career[edit]

Demski started playing football at the young age of seven with the Charleswood Broncos as a runningback.[2] He then started playing football for the Oak Park Raiders where he played QB in grade 10 before moving to runningback and slotback.[2] In his final high school year he was the MVP of the championship game which the Raiders won, was named the league's offensive player of the year and an all-star for the Winnipeg High School Football League.[2]

Following his secondary school years Demski joined the University of Manitoba Bisons where he was named a CIS All-Canadian and Canada West All-Star in each of his four seasons with the team.[3][4] Demski was the first Bison to be named to four CIS All-Star teams.[5] He finished his career with the Bisons ranked fourth in total touchdowns (21), seventh in receiving yards (1,577), fifth in kickoff-return yards (899) and fifth in punt-return yards (941).[5]

Professional career[edit]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

Demski was considered a top prospect in the 2015 CFL Draft and was selected by the Saskatchewan Roughriders with the sixth overall pick.[6] He played for the Roughriders from 2015 to 2017. Demski was en route for a breakout season in 2017 before his season was ended by injury with a broken foot in the Labour Day Classic.[3]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

In 2018 Demski signed a large free agent contract that included a significant signing bonus with his hometown Blue Bombers.[3][7][8] Demski had 59 catches for 554 yards and a career high 3 touchdowns throughout the 2018 season. Demski also picked up additional use as a runner, rushing for a career high 248 yards, and his first rushing touchdown on 34 attempts. Winnipeg signed Demski to a new two-year contract several hours into free agency in 2019.[9] In a week 4 game against Ottawa, during the 2019 CFL season, Matt Nichols connected with Demski on an 82 yard TD, the longest of Demski's career.[10] Nichols and Demski hooked up for another catch-and-run TD in the next game, at home against the Argonauts, this time for 67 yards.[11] Demski continue to play a critical role as slot-back receiver for the Blue Bombers. He would help the team upset the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as Winnipeg won the 107th Grey Cup 33-12, ending a 29 year championship drought. Demski was one of a few Winnipeg born players on the team, after the win he said "It's crazy, it's nuts. Just to be on a championship (team) wearing blue. We're able to bring this Cup back home after the drought they had. It feels great. I don’t have any words for it. I'm proud of this team and I'm proud of this organization. I just can't wait to get home to Winnipeg and celebrate with our fans."[12]

After the pandemic cancelled the 2020 CFL season Demski signed a two-year contract extension with the team on January 5, 2021.[13] This allowed him to play a part in the Bomber's title defence season. He helped the Blue Bombers as they finished with the best record in the CFL. When the Bombers hosted their first CFL West Division Final since the 1970s, Demski had 6 catches for 51 yards, helping the team to their second consecutive Grey Cup game. During the 108th Grey Cup, Demski and the team were frustrated by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and trailed 22-10 late in the fourth quarter. Demski had a catch and cut back from the two defenders at the 15 yard line, scoring the Bombers' first touchdown. The Bombers would force overtime where they would win their second Grey Cup in a row. As a result of Demski's touchdown catch he was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.[14]

Demski suffered an ankle injury early in the 2022 season.[15]


  Receiving   Rushing
Year Team Games Rec Yards Avg TD Long Att Yards Avg TD
2015 SSK 14 13 165 12.7 0 72 6 30 5.0 0
2016 SSK 17 37 338 9.1 2 53 3 8 2.7 0
2017 SSK 9 19 222 11.7 1 35 0 0 0.0 0
2018 WPG 17 59 554 9.4 3 42 34 248 7.3 1
2019 WPG 17 44 543 12.3 3 82 26 147 5.7 2
2020 WPG Season cancelled Season cancelled
2021 WPG 12 48 654 13.6 4 54 13 87 6.7 1
2022 WPG 13 64 772 12.1 10 50 20 151 7.6 0
CFL totals 99 284 3,248 11.4 23 82 102 671 6.6 4


  1. ^ Bison Nic Demski top CIS player on initial prospect list, 14 CIS stars in Top 20. September 12, 2014
  2. ^ a b c "Class of 2011: Nic Demski RB, Oak Park - Winnipeg". Canada Football Chat. December 16, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Winnipeggers Nic Demski, Kienan LaFrance join hometown Blue Bombers". CBC News. February 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Rheanne M. (February 13, 2018). "Bombers Sign Winnipeg-Born Receiver Demski". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Nic Demski roster profile". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Full Rankings: Demski topped ranked receiver Archived September 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. September 11, 2014
  7. ^ Homecoming: Winnipeg native Nic Demski signs with Bombers. February 13, 2018
  8. ^ "What the top CFL free agents got paid | 3DownNation".
  9. ^ "Nic Demski Re-Signs with Bombers". CFL. February 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "Blue Bombers remain undefeated with win over Redblacks". CBC Sports. July 5, 2019.
  11. ^ Judy Owen (July 12, 2019). "Bombers strike early to roll over Argos, extend undefeated run". CBC Sports.
  12. ^ Jim Morris (November 25, 2019). "Hoisting Cup a Dream Come True for Winnipeg-Born Demski". CFL.
  13. ^ "Winnipeg Blue Bombers agree to terms with receiver Nic Demski on two-year extension". January 5, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  14. ^ Paul Friesen (December 12, 2021). "'As tough as they come': O'Shea's Bombers dig deep for second straight Cup". Winnipeg Sun.
  15. ^ TSN ca Staff (June 30, 2022). "Blue Bombers WR Demski expected to miss time with ankle injury -". TSN. Retrieved July 4, 2022.

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