West Coast has added more readymade talent after securing Sam Petrevski-Seton from Carlton in a three-way trade with the Blues and the Western Bulldogs.
In the club’s first deal of this player movement period, the Eagles sent a third-round pick (currently No.52) to the Dogs, who on-traded Lewis Young to Carlton as Petrevski-Seton was released to West Coast.
The West Australian product returns to his home state after playing 94 games and kicking 20 goals in five seasons since he was recruited from Claremont via pick No.6 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft.
Petrevski-Seton, 23, performed a variety of roles for Carlton and was mainly stationed across half-back in 14 games this year.
West Coast senior coach Adam Simpson has already flagged a likely role as a mid-forward for the classy ball user, who was named Carlton’s best first-year player in 2017.
Petrevski-Seton played 80 of a possible 83 games in his first four seasons, and enjoyed his most productive campaign in 2019 when he averaged 19 disposals, 4.3 tackles and 2.1 clearances.
The Halls Creek product has signed a two-year deal with West Coast and will begin pre-season training with the club in December.
“We rated Sam highly during his draft year and believe he still has plenty of upside as he continues his development,” Recruiting and List Manager Rohan O’Brien said.
“He is a talented footballer who uses the ball well and we think he can add to our midfield and forward mix.
“Sam is currently serving his 14-day quarantine period in Perth after flying in to WA from Victoria, and we look forward to welcoming him to the club at the earliest opportunity.”
Following the trade, the Eagles now hold picks 10, 29, 35, 68 and 86 in next month’s national draft.