DOB: 16 May 1988
From: Brighton Grammar/Sandringham Dragons/Collingwood, trade with 2012 National Draft selection #58 for selection #20 and #45
Number: 6 (2013-2016)
Leading Goalkicker - 2014 (20 goals)
Games: 50 (121 total)
Goals: 47 (130 total)
Originally drafted by Collingwood with selection 28 in the 2006 National Draft, Dawes won a premiership with the Magpies in 2010 but was traded to the Demons after a disappointing 2012 season. His debut was delayed by two pre-season injuries, and other than a brief cameo in Melbourne's first pre-season game he didn't appear until Round 7. Dawes was injured and missed games twice more before the end of the year but proved a reliable player in an otherwise poor forward line.
He improved his output to 18 games in 2014, and led the low-scoring side's goalkicking - albeit with the equal lowest total of any leading goalkicker since 1966. He suffered an inconsistent 2015, playing 14 games but spending time in the VFL during the season.
|Round 7, 2013||Striking||Reprimand|
|Round 9, 2014||Striking||1 match|
|Round 23, 2014||Striking||1 match|
melbournefc.com.au - 21/10/2016