Dawes endured a tough 2015 season. The key forward played
14 games and struggled to overcome a lingering calf injury.
Even when he was fit, Dawes struggled, kicking just 11 goals
for the season. With Jesse Hogan cementing himself as the
No. 1 forward, there will be an opportunity for the 27-year-old
to become the second tall forward.
Player honours: Melbourne leading goalkicker 2014; Collingwood premiership side 2010; Collingwood pre-season premiership side 2011.
Brownlow Medal: career votes 3.
Previous AFL club: Collingwood (2008-12: 71 games, 83 goals).
Draft history: 2006 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Collingwood) No. 28 overall; 2012 NAB AFL Draft traded by Collingwood for No. 20 (Tim Broomhead) and No. 47 (Mitch Wilkins).