Kolankowski is entering his seventh CFL season, fourth with the Blue Bombers.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to a two-year contract extension with Canadian centre Chris Kolankowski.
The team announced the agreement on Monday. Kolankowski was set to become a free agent on February 13.
The six-foot-one, 309-pound Toronto native started all 18 regular-season games for Winnipeg last season. He is beginning his sixth CFL season, his fourth with the Bombers.
Originally recruited by the Toronto Argonauts in 2016, he appeared in 22 games before joining the Bombers in February 2020.
Kolankowski, who turns 32 on February 7, replaced an injured Michael Couture at centre in early 2022.
The following season, he became the Bombers’ starting center, appearing in all 18 regular-season games, as well as the Western Final and Grey Cup.
“He was at the heart of a dominant offensive line that helped the offence finish first in scoring and saw Zach Collaros lead the league in passing,” the Bombers claimed in a news release.