Player Honours: NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2016
Brownlow Medal: 2016 votes 3; career votes 3
Junior Club: Moonee Valley (Vic)/Calder U18
Draft History: 2014 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Gold Coast) No. 8 overall.
Last season was a breakout year for Peter Wright, playing 17 games, earning a Rising Star nomination and forming a lethal partnership with Tom Lynch. The towering forward is just 20 but, with his increased strength last season, influenced games on a regular basis.
Wright started the year in the NEAFL behind Sam Day, but once Day was shuffled to the backline, the Victorian was given his chance and grabbed it with both hands. He kicked 27 goals, averaged five marks a game and was instrumental in wins over St Kilda, the Brisbane Lions and Fremantle. Wright also helped out with back-up ruck duties, and at 203cm and more than 100kg, should prove a handful for defenders for years to come.