Dylan McLaren

5 May 1982 
2001 AFL Pre-Season Draft Pick No. 9
2001 AFL Debut
2006 NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft Pick No. 1

Dylan began his career with the Brisbane Lions after being drafted from the Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup Competition.

He made his debut in 2001 and had notched up 46 games by the end of 2005. Naturally, it was always going to be a challenge breaking into the talent laden Brisbane side of this era, but hard work and persistence paid off and Dylan eventually got his chance.

Dylan was picked up by the Blues in the 2005 pre-season draft at pick number 1. The ex-Lion started the season well with his new club, playing 13 of the first 14 games with the Blues.

Dylan has great ability to get his hands on the ball at ruck contests and Carlton sees Dylan as a vital member of the resurrection of their famous and successful club. At just 23 years of age and with his best footy ahead of him, Carlton’s and his own future is looking good.