New St.Kilda players Tom Hickey, Trent Dennis-Lane and Tom Lee.

New St.Kilda players Tom Hickey, Trent Dennis-Lane and Tom Lee. Photo: Michael Clayton-Jones MCJ

St Kilda

0 Trent Dennis-Lane
0 Tom Hickey
0 Thomas Lee
0 Brodie Murdoch
0 Lewis Pierce
0 Dylan Roberton
0 Josh Saunders
0 Spencer White
0 Nathan Wright 
2 Arryn Siposs 
3 Jack Steven
4 Clinton Jones
5 Ben McEvoy 
6 Sebastian Ross 
7 Lenny Hayes 
10 Daniel Markworth 
11 Leigh Montagna 
12 Nick Riewoldt  (c) 
13 Adam Schneider 
14 Jarryn Geary
15 Tom Ledger
16 Jack Newnes 
19 Sam Gilbert
20 David Armitage
21 Ahmed Saad 
22 Farren Ray 
23 Justin Koschitzke
24 Sean Dempster 
25 Sam Fisher
26 Nick Dal Santo 
27 Jason Blake
28 Rhys Stanley
29 Jimmy Webster 
31 Tom Simpkin
32 Terry Milera 
33 James Gwilt 
36 Jay Lever 
37 Beau Wilkes 
38 Samuel Dunell 
44 Stephen Milne

Rookies
39 Cameron Shenton 
40 Jordan Staley 
41 Darren Minchington
43 Thomas Curren 
45 Jackson Ferguson

THE SKINNY: After a season of conjecture, Brendon Goddard made the decision to leave, with the Saints refusing to budge from their offer. Coach Scott Watters delivered a parting shot, claiming Goddard had left for money. Although the Saints were disappointed to lose him, the compensation pick — No. 13 — allowed them to secure Gold Coast ruckman Tom Hickey. They also claimed Claremont forward Tom Lee — hoping he can be another Terry Milera or Ahmed Saad — but were unsuccessful in their bid to get Josh Caddy. West Coast defender Mitch Brown had wanted to head home but the Eagles refused to trade him. Saint Jamie Cripps would have been part of the deal, but ended up at West Coast in a deal that involved an exchange of draft picks as well. Also acquired Trent Dennis-Lane from Sydney for a round-three selection. Midfielder Farren Ray was linked to Melbourne, but wound up staying.

Nathan Wright.

Nathan Wright. Photo: Paul Rovere

VERDICT: Identified the need for a back-up ruckman for Ben McEvoy and were successful in claiming Hickey. It remains to be seen if Goddard's absence will harm their bid to return to the finals.

DRAFT PICKS: 25, 26, 41, 44, 77, 95, 113, 131

NATIONAL DRAFT

24. NATHAN WRIGHT

(Dandenong Stingrays, 18, 183cm, 78kg)

Half-back with an ability to burst away from packs. Kicks the ball long and is a good runner, but has had his injuries this year.

28. SPENCER WHITE

(Western Jets, 18, 195cm, 84kg)

Consistent, goal-kicking key forward who has a huge vertical leap and is quick off the mark. Posted a handful of eye-catching performances through last season.

40. BRODIE MURDOCH

(Glenelg, 18, 187cm, 85kg)

Athletic medium forward with a booming left foot and plenty of speed. Has also spent spells in defence. Older brother Jordan is on Geelong's list.

43. JOSH SAUNDERS

(Geelong Falcons, 18, 183cm, 88kg)

Speedy winger who carries the ball a long way. Can also play in defence.

75. LEWIS PIERCE

(Dandenong Stingrays, 18, 202cm, 88kg)

Ruckman with good endurance and strong in the air, which could make him a potential pinch-hitter in attack. Has leadership credentials.

90. SAM DUNELL

(St Kilda, 22, 190cm, 81kg)

Mature-aged midfielder is promoted off the rookie list after five games in his debut season.

PRE-SEASON/ROOKIE DRAFTS

ST KILDA Did not take part in either draft.