2016 Calgary Stampeders season

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2016 Calgary Stampeders season
Head coach Dave Dickenson
General manager John Hufnagel
Home field McMahon Stadium
Division place1st, West
Playoff finishLost Grey Cup
Team MOP Bo Levi Mitchell
Team MOC Jerome Messam
Team MOR DaVaris Daniels
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The 2016 Calgary Stampeders season was the 59th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 82nd overall. The Stampeders finished in 1st place in the West Division and finished with a 15–2–1 record. The Stampeders qualified for the playoffs for the 12th straight year and advanced to the Grey Cup game where they lost to the Ottawa Redblacks. This season was Dave Dickenson's first year as head coach after John Hufnagel moved into a strict general manager role.


In the early morning hours of September 25, 2016, Stampeders defensive back Mylan Hicks was shot and killed at a Calgary nightclub. Fellow defensive back and teammate Jamar Wall changed his jersey number from 29 to no. 31 for the rest of the season in honour of Hicks. Each game played in week 15 across the league had a moment of silence in honour of Mylan Hicks. As a gesture to his memorial, the pistols that adorned the shoulders of the black alternate jersey were covered up. [1]

With their week 16 win over the Toronto Argonauts, the Stampeders clinched first place in the West Division, a first-round bye in the 2016 playoffs, and hosted the 2016 West Final game. [2] A win in that game over the BC Lions gave them a berth into the 104th Grey Cup. [3] The Stampeders lost the Grey Cup game 39–33 to the Ottawa Redblacks in overtime.


ASat, June 117:00 p.m. MDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos L 13–230–1None McMahon Stadium 28,367 Recap
BFri, June 178:00 p.m. MDTat BC Lions W 31–211–1None BC Place 17,630 Recap


Regular season


West Division
Calgary Stampeders 181521315863699–1L1 Details
BC Lions 181260245454545–5W3 Details
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 181170224974545–5W1 Details
Edmonton Eskimos 181080205494965–5W2 Details
Saskatchewan Roughriders 185130103505301–9L3 Details


1Sat, June 258:00 p.m. MDTat BC Lions L 18–200–1 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 BC Place 21,386 Recap
2Fri, July 18:00 p.m. MDTvs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 36–221–1TSN/ESPN2 McMahon Stadium 26,815 Recap
3Fri, July 85:00 p.m. MDTat Ottawa Redblacks T 26–26 (2OT)1–1–1TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium 24,621 Recap
5Thurs, July 216:30 p.m. MDTat Winnipeg Blue BombersW 33–182–1–1TSN Investors Group Field 24,677 Recap
6Fri, July 298:00 p.m. MDTvs. BC LionsW 44–41 (OT)3–1–1TSN/RDS2/ESPN2McMahon Stadium27,651 Recap
7Thurs, Aug 48:00 p.m. MDTvs. Saskatchewan Roughriders W 35–154–1–1TSN/RDS2/ESPN2McMahon Stadium28,532 Recap
8Sat, Aug 135:00 p.m. MDTat Saskatchewan RoughridersW 19–105–1–1TSN Mosaic Stadium 33,427 Recap
9Fri, Aug 198:00 p.m. MDTat BC LionsW 37–96–1–1TSNBC Place21,341 Recap
10Sun, Aug 285:00 p.m. MDTvs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats W 30–247–1–1TSNMcMahon Stadium26,271 Recap
11Mon, Sept 51:00 p.m. MDTvs. Edmonton Eskimos W 45–248–1–1TSNMcMahon Stadium31,440 Recap
12Sat, Sept 105:00 p.m. MDTat Edmonton EskimosW 34–28 (2OT)9–1–1TSN Commonwealth Stadium 35,278 Recap
13Sat, Sept 173:00 p.m. MDTvs. Ottawa RedblacksW 48–2310–1–1TSNMcMahon Stadium26,529 Recap
14Sat, Sept 242:00 p.m. MDTvs. Winnipeg Blue BombersW 36–3411–1–1TSN/RDS2McMahon Stadium27,159 Recap
15Sat, Oct 12:00 p.m. MDTat Hamilton Tiger-CatsW 36–1712–1–1TSN Tim Hortons Field 23,741 Recap
16Mon, Oct 102:00 p.m. MDTat Toronto Argonauts W 48–2013–1–1TSN BMO Field 14,224 Recap
17Sat, Oct 155:00 p.m. MDTvs. Montreal Alouettes W 22–814–1–1TSN/RDSMcMahon Stadium25,351 Recap
18Fri, Oct 218:00 p.m. MDTvs. Toronto ArgonautsW 31–1315–1–1TSNMcMahon Stadium27,520 Recap
19Sun, Oct 3011:00 a.m. MDTat Montreal AlouettesL 8–1715–2–1TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 20,562 Recap

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Post season


West Semi-FinalBye
West FinalSun, Nov 202:30 p.m. MSTvs. BC Lions W 42–151–0TSN/RDS/ESPN2 McMahon Stadium 32,115 Recap
104th Grey CupSun, Nov 274:00 p.m. MSTat Ottawa Redblacks L 33–39 (OT)1–1TSN/RDS/ESPN2 BMO Field 33,421 Recap




2016 Calgary Stampeders roster

Running Backs


Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Injured List

6-Game Injured List

Practice Roster



Territorial Exemption

Italics indicate International player
Roster updated 2016-11-28
Depth Chart Transactions
46 Active, 11 Injured, 3 Six-Game Injured,
10 Practice

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