Wheelchair Rugby


Embrun, On


Patrice “Pico” Dagenais is the co-captain of Team Canada along with Trevor Hirschfield. He is known as a hard-working, intelligent player. He comes from a strong hockey background. Before he acquired a spinal cord injury in a construction accident, he played Jr. C hockey for St-Isidore and won three consecutive gold medals with his high school hockey team, the Embrun Cyclones.

His ability to excel within 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 Games, where he won a silver medal. Dagenais would later go on to capture gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and compete at two more Paralympic Games in 2016 and 2021.

In 2019 and 2020, Dagenais’ experience shined through again as Canada took silver at the Parapan Ams and earned a spot for Tokyo at the Paralympic Games qualifier in Richmond, B.C.

He is also a four-time world championships team member highlighted by a silver medal in 2014.

Off the court, Dagenais is very active in giving back to the community. He often visits public schools and rehabilitation centres, 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. 



2012, 2016, 2020 Paralympic Games... 2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games… 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 World Championships


Dagenais enjoys hockey, music, handcycling, kayaking and public speaking. He is supported by his parents and his brother. 


2022 World Championships 5th

2022 Americas Championships 2nd 

2021 Paralympic Games 5th

2019 Parapan American Games 2nd 

2018 World Championships 6th 

2016 Paralympic Games 4th 

2015 Parapan American Games 1st

2014 World Championships 2nd 

2012 Paralympic Games 2nd 

2010 World Championships 5th     


Year Type
Host City
2023 Parapan am Games
Santiago, Chile
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1 gold medals

1 gold medals

2012 Summer
London, England
1 silver medals

1 silver medals