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Butler ready to bounce back in 2019

While missing last year’s finals series was devastating for premiership player Dan Butler, the small forward is channelling his disappointment into motivation as he prepares for the 2019 season.

6:09pm  Jan 23, 2019

Time running out for Tigers' flag hero to return

Alex Rance and Jack Riewoldt are expected to be fit for Richmond's preliminary final on Friday week, but the window of opportunity is closing for Dan Butler following the end of the VFL team's finals campaign on Saturday.

11:40am  Sep 11, 2018

Butler runs out of time for qualifying final

Premiership forward Dan Butler has run out of time to press his case for Thursday night's clash with Hawthorn, with Richmond deciding he won't play at any level this weekend.

11:25am  Sep 5, 2018

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Dan
Butler

Height
182 cm
DOB
03-06-1996
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2018
15
Career
38
Goals
2018
18
Career
48
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
854
Avg
57
DanButler

Player Bio

The quick, talented pressure forward played every game last season until he suffered a syndesmosis ankle injury in round 16.

Recovery was slow so he had surgery a month later. Played a half of VFL on the first weekend of finals but pulled up sore, which saw his load backed off. Kept training with the squad after the VFL team dropped out of the finals race, but missed a call-up for the preliminary final.

Is contracted until the end of 2019.

Player honours: NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2017; premiership side 2017.
Draft history: 2014 NAB AFL Draft 4th round selection (Richmond) No. 67 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 4.1
    • Disposals 11.5
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 56.9

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 St Kilda Rd 10
Handballs 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Disposals 17 St Kilda Rd 10
Marks 7 St Kilda Rd 10
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Carlton Rd 1
Goals 3 St Kilda Rd 10
AFL Fantasy 98 St Kilda Rd 10

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 121 - 95 10 3 13 2 0 3 1 7 3 0 88
2 Adelaide Crows L 118 - 82 9 2 11 2 0 2 1 5 0 1 57
3 Hawthorn W 102 - 89 8 4 12 5 0 0 3 2 1 3 55
4 Brisbane Lions W 110 - 17 5 8 13 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 32
5 Melbourne W 56 - 102 8 4 12 2 0 1 3 3 0 0 42
6 Collingwood W 70 - 113 10 5 15 2 0 1 0 3 3 1 78
7 Fremantle W 110 - 33 5 6 11 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 38
8 North Melbourne W 72 - 82 5 5 10 4 0 0 1 3 1 0 52
9 West Coast Eagles L 130 - 83 7 3 10 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 39
10 St Kilda W 105 - 77 13 4 17 7 0 1 1 3 3 2 98
11 Essendon W 43 - 114 7 4 11 1 0 1 0 6 2 0 69
12 Port Adelaide L 72 - 58 5 4 9 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 45
13 Geelong Cats W 65 - 83 9 5 14 2 0 1 0 3 2 1 69
15 Sydney Swans W 93 - 67 6 1 7 3 0 2 0 2 2 0 51
16 Adelaide Crows W 103 - 56 4 3 7 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 41
17 GWS Giants L 79 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 St Kilda W 57 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Collingwood W 105 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats W 85 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 125 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon W 81 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs W 98 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Hawthorn W 95 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
PF Collingwood L 58 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 19 - L: 5 111 61 172 34 0 15 12 50 18 10 854

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 38
    • Kicks 7.1
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 11.4
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 56.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 St Kilda Rd 10, 2018
Handballs 9 Collingwood Rd 2, 2017
Disposals 19 Carlton Rd 1, 2017
Marks 7 St Kilda Rd 10, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Carlton Rd 1, 2018
Goals 3 St Kilda Rd 10, 2018
AFL Fantasy 98 St Kilda Rd 10, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Richmond 111 61 172 34 0 15 12 50 18 10 854
2017 Richmond 159 102 261 41 0 21 25 83 30 15 1277

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