After West Coast missed the finals for the first time in a decade and the mass exodus of the 1992 and 1994 premiership players continued, the club looked to bring in a large number of experienced players to fill the void. For the most part, the move was not a success. At the draft, while top-5 pick Andrew McDougall was ultimately a disappointment, West Coast staged a coup by picking up Daniel Kerr with a second-round pick.

Player arrivals[edit | edit source]

Rookie promotion: Dean Cox, Kasey Green

Exchange period: Michael Collica (Hawthorn), Greg Harding (Fremantle), Mark Merenda (Richmond), Michael Prior (Essendon), David Sierakowski (St Kilda), Richard Taylor (Hawthorn)

National draft: Trent Carroll (Fremantle), Jeremy Humm (North Ballarat Rebels), Daniel Kerr (East Fremantle), Andrew McDougall (Perth)

Pre-season draft: Troy Wilson (East Perth)

Rookie draft: Zach Beeck (East Perth), Dean Buszan (Peel Thunder), Andrew McCarrey (East Fremantle), Kris Miller (East Fremantle)

Player departures[edit | edit source]

Retired: Chris Lewis, Guy McKenna

Exchange period: Fraser Gehrig (St Kilda), Daniel Metropolis (Fremantle), Mitchell White (Geelong)

Delisted: Laurie Bellotti, Scott Bennett, Joel Duckworth, Brandon Hill, Todd Holmes, Michael O'Brien, Chad Rintoul, Nick Stone, Simon Duckworth (rookie), Toby McGrath (rookie)

Exchange period[edit | edit source]

Traded To For Notes
Fraser Gehrig St Kilda David Sierakowski
Pick 18 (Daniel Kerr)
Pick 21 (Nick Ries) Hawthorn Michael Collica
Richard Taylor
Mitchell White Geelong Pick 27 (ontraded to Essendon)
Pick 45 (Trent Carroll)
Pick 57 (ontraded to Richmond)
Pick 27 (Ted Richards) Essendon Michael Prior
Daniel Metropolis
Pick 51 (Dion Woods)
Fremantle Greg Harding
Pick 57 (Steven Sziller) Richmond Mark Merenda

Drafts[edit | edit source]

Pick Player From
National draft
5. Andrew McDougall Perth/South Perth JFC
18. Daniel Kerr East Fremantle/Melville JFC
36. Jeremy Humm North Ballarat Rebels/Maryborough JFC
45. Trent Carroll Fremantle/Claremont
Pre-season draft
3 Troy Wilson East Perth/Nollamara JFC
Rookie draft
4. Dean Buszan Peel Thunder/Pinjarra JFC
20. Zach Beeck East Perth/Busselton JFC
35. Andrew McCarrey East Fremantle/Applecross JFC
48. Kris Miller East Fremantle/Railways JFC

Other players drafted[edit | edit source]

National Draft

23. Drew Petrie (North Melbourne)

Pre-season Draft

2. Chad Rintoul (Collingwood)

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