WINNIPEG -- Linebacker Pierre-Luc Labbe is retiring after six seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The 29-year-old native of Quebec City was selected in the sixth round, 47th overall, by Winnipeg in the '08 CFL draft after playing collegiately at Sherbrooke.
"I'm very grateful for my time in the CFL and especially with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers," said Labbe in a statement. "This is a great organization with great fans and I'm definitely going to miss everything about playing the game."
The six-foot-two, 229-pound Labbe appeared in 107 career games with Winnipeg, including two playoff contests and one Grey Cup.
"Pierre-Luc has been a significant part of our roster, not only where he excelled on special teams, but in the past few years he also played significant minutes on our defence," Bombers GM Kyle Walters said in a team release. "Off the field he is the prototypical, consummate professional, a great leader in the locker room and a good teammate.
"We wish him the best in his future endeavours."