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Joel
Smith

Height
191 cm
DOB
25-02-1996
Weight
88 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
3
Career
3
Goals
2017
0
Career
0
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
91
Avg
30
JoelSmith

Player Bio

Smith was the buzz player of the 2017 pre-season after wowing the coaching staff with his athleticism and ability to learn defensive concepts. As a result, the young defender was rewarded with his debut game in round one. Unfortunately, just 15 minutes in, he dislocated his left shoulder. Smith required surgery and was sidelined for three months. He returned for rounds 16 and 17 before being dropped back to the VFL where he suffered a fractured tibia that ended his season. The Demons have high hopes for Smith, signing him to a two-year contract extension until 2019.

Draft history: 2016 Rookie Draft three-year non-registered selection (Melbourne) No. 41; 2017 NAB AFL Draft rookie elevation (Melbourne).