Daniel McKenzie was drafted by St Kilda during the 2014 NAB AFL Draft. McKenzie, who was selected at pick 22, is renown for his versatility and depth as a player. With a mature game-sense, elite endurance and class, McKenzie can be seen in all positions around the ground however played his junior football predominately through the midfield. His campaigns with Oakleigh in the TAC CUP were short however he still managed to show great ability in the midfield, playing as a major ball-winner. At the Draft Combine, McKenzie finished second in the agility run (8.10 sec), third in the running vertical jump (94cm), fourth in repeat sprint (24.02 sec) and equal-sixth the 3km time trial (10:07).
McKenzie debuted for St Kilda in round 5 of the 2015 season against Essendon. Since then, he has managed 21 senior games for the senior side – his most compelling performance coming in Round 7 of the 2017 season against Sydney where he had a career-high of 20 disposals and 6 tackles. McKenzie has been inconsistent with his senior appearances, something he will look to rectify in 2018.