Player Honours: - Player honours: NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2014.
Brownlow Medal: -
Draft History: 2013 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Gold Coast) No. 5 overall.
Kade Kolodjashnij avoided any chance of having the fabled second-year blues associated with his game in 2015, by producing an outstanding body of work under Rodney Eade.
The polished rebounding defender was a paragon of consistency last season, playing every game and finishing runner up to Tom Lynch in a nail biting best and fairest count.
In just his second year in the AFL, the Tasmanian averaged 22.3 possessions at a classy disposal efficiency rate of 75.1 per cent, to go with 5.6 marks and 4.5 rebound 50s per game.
Along with fellow young guns Touk Miller and Adam Saad, the 20-year-old demonstrated how bright some of the youth is coming through the ranks at the Gold Coast SUNS, a factor that will undeniably continue throughout the 2016 season.
The accumulation of 40 senior games in his first two years should provide Kolodjashnij with the perfect launching pad to carve out a long and distinguished career at Metricon Stadium.