Collingwood has today farewelled Max Lynch in a trade that sees him swap black and white for Hawthorn's brown and gold.
The deal was sealed shortly before the trade deadline and returned to Collingwood two future third round National Draft selections in exchange for Lynch, a future third and a future fourth round selection.
Lynch joined Collingwood as a fourth round selection in the 2016 Rookie Draft before being elevated to the senior list at the end of 2019.
The 23-year-old has played three games over five seasons with the Pies. He made his AFL debut against Brisbane in round 15 of last year.
A popular figure across the club, Lynch was seeking the opportunity to establish himself as a frontline ruckman, a desire the club understood and supported.
Collingwood GM of Football, Graham Wright, thanked Lynch for his contribution to the club.
“We are happy to see Max in a position to further develop his football albeit at another club,” Wright said.
“We respected and understood his wishes to pursue other options that will offer him greater opportunity in the ruck.
“Max has been a valuable and much-loved member of this football program and we wish him all the best at Hawthorn.”
As it stands, Collingwood holds picks 27, 36, 46, 48, 55, 58, 78 and 79 in this year’s draft and a first, two third round selections in 2022.