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 his 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. Pico’s involvement in hockey continues to-date, he is the co-owner of the Ottawa Junior Senators Club of the CCHL.
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 recently competed in his third Paralympic Summer Games in 2021.
Off the court, Patrice is the Chair of the Domestic Programs Committee for WRC, Chair of the National Championships Organizing Committee, in addition to coaching the Ottawa Stingers. Patrice is very active in giving back to the community. He often visits public schools and rehabilitation centers to speak about his life experiences to motivate people to be active, as well as advocating for athletes with a disability.
- Silver medalist at the 2022 WWR Americas Championship
- 5th Place at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games
- 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