Geelong has added ruckman Jonathon Ceglar to its list after facilitating a trade with Hawthorn that also saw ruckman Darcy Fort move to the Brisbane Lions. 

In the exchange Geelong received Ceglar, selection 50 in the 2021 national draft and Hawthorn’s fourth round selection in 2022, while trading Fort and pick 41 in this year’s draft to the Lions.

In an unrelated trade, Geelong has secured pick 22 and Carlton’s third round pick in 2022 in exchange for Jordan Clark and the Cats fourth round selection in 2022.

The Cats now hold selections 22, 30, 32, 34 and 50 ahead of the upcoming draft. The Cats have also secured a 2022 third round pick from Carlton and a fourth-round selection from Hawthorn. 

Ceglar played 101 games with the Hawks, including 12 this past season. Originally selected by Collingwood as a rookie, Ceglar moved to Hawthorn where he enjoyed a fruitful eight-year stint. 

“Jonathon adds depth to our ruck stocks, and we are pleased to add him to our team,” Geelong’s national list and recruiting manager Stephen Wells said.

“We have also got a strong hand at this year’s draft and added selections for next year as well.

“Jordan was keen to head home to Western Australia and we have been able to work through that with the Dockers and agree on a fair trade. The Lions came in for Darcy and with the trade for Jonathon we were able to make the deal with Brisbane.

“We wish Darcy and Jordan all the best in their careers.”