The Calgary Stampeders have added depth to their defence, signing linebacker Yannick Carter.

The 28-year-old from Pickering, Ont., is coming off an injury-plagued 2012 season with Hamilton, where he missed the first 12 games. He returned to action for Hamilton's final six contests, recording two special-teams tackles.

Carter broke in with Saskatchewan in 2007, leading the team with 22 special-teams tackles and helping the Roughriders win the Grey Cup.

Over six seasons, Carter has 78 special-teams tackles, four defensive tackles and one blocked punt in 80 regular-season games with Saskatchewan and Hamilton.