Paddy Dow is officially a Saint, with the club facilitating a four-way trade with Carlton, Western Bulldogs and Essendon today.

As part of the deal which brings the former pick No. 3 to RSEA Park, St Kilda bids farewell to Nick Coffield, who will take up residency at the Western Bulldogs.

Renowned for his ball-winning and clearance abilities, Dow will add to St Kilda’s core engine room moving into Season 2024.

“He’s a selfless athlete who isn’t afraid to put his body on the line for his teammates," List Manager Stephen Silvagni said.

“We look forward to welcoming Paddy and his family to RSEA Park.”


Dow debuted for Carlton in Round 1 of the 2018 season, going on to play a total of 73 games for the club.

“I enjoyed my time at Carlton, but can’t wait to get started at the Saints,” Dow said.

“I’ve loved my discussions with SOS (Silvagni), Ross and the list team and now can’t wait to get stuck into the pre-season with my teammates.”

Following this trade, St Kilda currently holds picks 13, 21 and 40.

Trade breakdown

St Kilda receives:

  • Paddy Dow
  • Pick No. 40 (via Western Bulldogs)
  • Future third-round selection (via Carlton)

St Kilda gives:

  • Nick Coffield
  • Pick No. 35 (to Essendon)
  • Pick No. 56 (to Western Bulldogs)
  • Future fourth-round selection (from Fremantle, to Carlton)