Patrice “Pico” Dagenais is the co-captain of Team Canada along with Trevor Hirschfield. He is known as a hard-working, intelligent player. Like many members of Team Canada, Dagenais...
- Birth DateOctober 4, 1984
- HometownEmbrun, ON
- ClubOttawa Stingers
- Member Since2009
Patrice “Pico” Dagenais is the co-captain of Team Canada along with Trevor Hirschfield. He is known as a hard-working, intelligent player. Like many members of Team Canada, Dagenais comes from a strong hockey background. Before he acquired a spinal cord injury in a construction accident, he played Jr. C hockey for St.-Isadore and won three consecutive gold medals with his high school hockey team, the Embrun Cyclones.
Patrice’s ability to excel within the wheelchair rugby has enabled him to realize his dreams of competing at the highest level. In 2012, he was invited to join the national wheelchair rugby team and represent Canada at the Paralympic Summer Games, where he won a silver medal. Patrice would later go on to capture gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and compete at a second Paralympic Summer Games in 2016.
Off the court, Patrice is very active in giving back to the community. He often visits public schools and rehabilitation centers, in order to speak about his life experiences, in an effort to motivate people to be active, as well as to act as an advocate for athletes with a disability.
- Silver medalist at the 2019 Lima Parapan Am Games
- Tournament MVP at the 2017 and 2018 Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships
- Gold medalist at the 2015 World Wheelchair Rugby Games
- Gold medalist at the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games
- Silver medalist at the 2014 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship
- Silver medalist at the 2012 London Paralympic Games