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Mullett, Wagner depart

North has confirmed Aaron Mullett and Corey Wagner will not be offered new contracts for 2018.

9:17am Oct 10, 2017

Mullett handed injury blow

North Melbourne will be without Aaron Mullett for the upcoming game at Blundstone Arena against the Crows.

2:03pm May 1, 2017

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Aaron
Mullett

Height
184 cm
DOB
23-02-1992
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2017
18
Career
85
Goals
2017
5
Career
31
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1310
Avg
73
AaronMullett

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Vermont
Recruited from: Eastern Ranges
Draft: #34, 2011 Rookie
#91, 2012 National
Debut: Round 22, 2011 v Fremantle

Strengths

- Kicking
- Run and carry

Jumper Club Members

- Arden St Supporters Group
- Kangaroo Court

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

Aaron Mullett started his junior career playing for Mooroolbark. Moving clubs, the left footer than progressed to Vermont, where his performances stood out enough to earn a spot in the TAC Cup for the Eastern Ranges.

Playing alongside the likes of Jonathon Patton and Hayden Crozier, Mullett was overlooked for the 2010 National Draft despite averaging 20 disposals a game and also representing Vic Metro.

North Melbourne swooped to pick up Mullett in the rookie draft with its second selection.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Defensive Coach, Brad Green

“Once Luke (McDonald) and Sam (Wright) went down with their injuries, Fishy got his chance.

“I’ve got no doubt that throughout the year he would have got his chance even without the injuries.

“He’s developed his game with terrific speed and a great left peg. When he runs and carries it’s a real strength to his game.

“He’s improved his one-on-one defence and the way he attacks the footy, so I’ve seen progress in his game.

“With Aaron we’ve talked about getting his preparation ready to help him take it to another level.

“It’s not to say that he doesn’t prepare, but for Fishy to be the cornerstone of the backline I know he wants to be; the very good players don’t just become that way, they work to get the most out of their talent.”

2015

Mid-season, from Gavin Brown

“He’s played a few back now and last week, especially, was a really solid defensive game and pleasing from the point of view of what he needs to do to get back to playing senior AFL footy.

“You’d expect him to be at that stage now that he has some games in his legs.”

Second half of 2015, from Darren Crocker

“We really wanted him to focus on the one-on-one defending aspect of his game, because we know what he can do offensively by breaking lines and attacking off half-back.

“He should be good to go for the start of pre-season which is handy. Last summer he had surgery which set him back and wasn’t ideal. With an uninterrupted summer he’ll be set for a really good run at it.”

2014

Initially it appeared that Mullett had shrugged off his interrupted pre-season to recapture the form of 2013.

67 disposals and four goals in the first four matches of the season seemed to show that the left-footer had picked up where he left off, and would continue to be an important member of the best 22.

But as the season wore on, the number 41 was the unfortunate recipient of a few more niggles and it eventually took a toll on his form.

Mullett’s defensive side slipped slightly, and it was enough to leave him battling for a spot in the North side during the last third of the season. After playing 13 of the first 16 games of the season, the 22-year-old played only four of the last nine.

Despite a tough end to 2014, Mullett will be fit and going to Utah to begin pre-season, aiming to build a fitness base that will allow him to bounce back to his best.

2013

Mid-season, from Shane Watson

“If you just talk about the defenders he’s probably been most improved. He’s got a lot better in one-on-one contests, kicks the ball really well and he defends well.

“He’s had a few high possession games this year. Sometimes you worry about that as a defender because they might not actually be defending and just working to get the footy. I haven’t found that at all with ‘Fishy’ this year. The reason he’s getting the ball is because he’s defending well first. That’s something he’s worked on for about 18 months now.

End of season review

The left-footer finished in the top five at the club in total disposals and finished fourth in the Rising Star.

Playing off half-back and on the wing, his 14 goals and just one behind for the season reflected his reliability in front of the big sticks. What made his accuracy even more impressive was 11 of the goals came from at least 40 metres out.

2012

Mullett was the first rookie elevated to the senior list, beating an impressive field which included Sam Gibson.

After playing four of the first six games, the form of Jamie Macmillan and Shaun Atley off the half back line relegated him to VFL level.

While he had multiple best on ground performances, he was only able to play two more senior games. He could possibly consider himself unlucky to miss the Elimination Final after collecting 26 disposals and 10 marks in Round 23 against GWS.

2011

Strong VFL form in his first season earned Mullett a debut for a must win game in Round 22 against Fremantle. As Brad Scott told him, 'with your form, I've got no choice but to pick you' and Mullett didn't disappoint.

He had 17 disposals and set up several attacking plays off the half back line with his quality foot skills. Mullett kept his place in the side for the following two games to finish the season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 18
    • Kicks 12.5
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 20.0
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 72.8

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Fremantle Rd 16
Handballs 14 Western Bulldogs Rd 4
Disposals 28 GWS Giants Rd 3
Marks 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 23
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Fremantle Rd 5
Goals 2 Fremantle Rd 16
AFL Fantasy 101 Fremantle Rd 16

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles L 93 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Geelong Cats L 112 - 111 9 5 14 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 47
3 GWS Giants L 67 - 109 16 12 28 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 93
4 Western Bulldogs L 86 - 89 10 14 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 70
5 Fremantle L 67 - 62 11 8 19 6 0 0 0 5 0 0 87
6 Gold Coast Suns W 107 - 94 15 9 24 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 79
7 Adelaide Crows W 145 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 78 - 120 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Melbourne W 90 - 104 8 9 17 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 65
10 Carlton W 96 - 113 8 3 11 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 51
11 Richmond L 66 - 101 9 12 21 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 59
13 St Kilda L 72 - 89 9 6 15 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 58
14 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 106 12 5 17 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 58
15 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 99 13 8 21 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 71
16 Fremantle L 82 - 86 20 4 24 5 0 1 0 1 2 1 101
17 Port Adelaide L 127 - 57 15 12 27 3 0 2 1 3 0 1 90
18 Essendon L 132 - 105 15 1 16 3 0 1 0 4 1 0 79
19 Melbourne W 76 - 72 10 10 20 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 63
20 Collingwood L 57 - 111 15 6 21 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 76
21 Hawthorn L 116 - 89 14 6 20 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 73
22 St Kilda L 127 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions W 79 - 130 16 5 21 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 90
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 225 135 360 74 0 9 6 30 5 2 1310

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 85
    • Kicks 11.2
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 16.8
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 63.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Geelong Cats Rd 19, 2013
Handballs 14 Western Bulldogs Rd 4, 2017
Disposals 32 Geelong Cats Rd 19, 2013
Marks 11 St Kilda Rd 10, 2013
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 18, 2013
Goals 2 Fremantle Rd 16, 2017
AFL Fantasy 123 Geelong Cats Rd 19, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 North Melbourne 225 135 360 74 0 9 6 30 5 2 1310
2016 North Melbourne 165 74 239 47 0 8 6 28 1 6 898
2015 North Melbourne 26 15 41 8 0 0 3 5 0 0 143
2014 North Melbourne 173 76 249 51 0 8 5 28 9 5 988
2013 North Melbourne 297 117 414 100 0 14 10 35 14 1 1634
2012 North Melbourne 49 39 88 24 0 1 2 5 2 3 327
2011 North Melbourne 19 17 36 7 0 2 2 6 0 1 133

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 17
- Inside 50's: 4
- Tackles: 3
- Time on Ground: 90%

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 7
- Marks: 2
- Substituted
- Time on Ground: 43%

NMFC Debut

Round 22, 2011 v Fremantle
Venue:
Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 6.1.37, 10.7.67, 16.10.106, 21.17.143
Fremantle: 3.1.19, 3.4.22, 5.7.37, 6.9.45

50th game

Round 16, 2015 v Essendon
Venue:
Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 2.4.16, 5.5.35, 10.7.67, 14.9.93
Essendon: 1.5.11, 6.7.43, 7.10.52, 9.14.68