Lipinski joined the Western Bulldogs after being drafted with pick 28 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft. He is a talented forward with the added ability to go in the midfield and compete well. During his junior campaign with the Northern Knights in the TAC CUP, Lipinski surprised many with his ability in the midfield. The agile forward had various outings in the midfield and proved to be one of the league’s most versatile players. By the season’s end, Pat had accumulated an average of 19 disposals a game and was invited to the NAB AFL combine where he showcased his elite endurance and athleticism. A talented basketballer from Whitefriars College and a lifelong Bulldogs fan, Lipinski was ready to compliment the playing list at Whitten Oval.
Since joining the Bulldogs, Lipinski has showcased a great deal. In his VFL debut, the young-gun collected 17 possessions and booted 4 majors. Before making his AFL debut in Round 23, Lipinski finished the season with an average of 18 disposals, four marks and kicked 10 goals across 11 games. His AFL debut in Round 23 proved very impressive as the first-year player collected 18 disposals and 4 marks in the side’s 9-point loss to Hawthorn. Pat is a very exciting prospect and has the Bulldogs’ fans excited.