Noel Prefontaine is returning to Toronto.
The veteran CFL punter/kicker has been traded back to the Argonauts by the Edmonton Eskimos.
The deal sends defensive lineman Etienne Legare and the negotiation rights to defensive back Damaso Munoz to Edmonton.
Prefontaine played 10 seasons for the Argos before he was traded to Edmonton in May 2008.
The 36-year-old is Toronto’s second-leading scorer with 935 points.
He also ranks second in punting with 57,246 yards and leads the club in kickoff yards with 36,265 yards.
“It’s a pleasure to be back in the place where my career started and I’m looking forward to continuing to build the strong relationships I have with many of the coaches, players and fans in Toronto,” Prefontaine said in a statement.
Edmonton general manager Eric Tillman said the “trade has four dynamics for the Eskimos:
“In Etienne Legare we are getting a promising Canadian defensive lineman; in Damaso Munzo we are getting a young and very athletic linebacker whose skill set is perfect for this league; it also allows us to pass the torch to (kicker/punter) Derek Schiavone who has earned this opportunity; and lastly, there is a significant financial component which gives us very valuable cap flexibility for 2011.”
Legare has appeared in eight games this season, recording one tackle.
Signing a practice roster agreement with the Argos last week, Munoz recorded 195 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles at Rutgers. The Miami native attended training camp with the Hartford Colonials of the UFL but was released as a final cut.