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One of the AFL’s modern great forwards, Petrie’s 16 seasons at North Melbourne saw him grow from a young ruckman to play the second most games in club history behind Brent Harvey and seventh player to kick 400 AFL goals. Awarded North’s leading goalkicker five times, Petrie’s capacity to score from marks or general play, made him a dangerous opponent for the best defenders in the game. A fan favourite across the AFL, Petrie farewelled the Kangaroos alongside Harvey at the end of the 2016 season. With the West Coast Eagles in search of aerial support entering the 2017 season, the veteran’s career entered a 17th season. West Coast drafted Petrie with pick 29 in the 2016 NAB AFL Rookie Draft.
Drew retired from his playing career at the conclusion of the 2017 season. He has left a lasting impression on the league, leaving the game with 444 career goals. Drew will now remain at the West Coast Eagles ahead of the 2018 season as a coach. Drew will look to provide insight, knowledge and experience into the list of the Eagles. Petrie also has been an impressive figure in the media, featuring across a range of TV and Radio programs including The Footy Show and as a special comments provider on Crocmedia’s AFL coverage.