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Howe becomes a Magpie

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Jeremy Howe joins Collingwood after 100 games for Melbourne.

Exciting playmaker Jeremy Howe will bolster Collingwood’s young list with the club securing his services in a complex four-club deal on day six of the AFL Trade Period.

Collingwood, Adelaide, Melbourne and Port Adelaide were involved in the trade, which involved the Pies sending Paul Seedsman to Adelaide and Ben Kennedy to Melbourne in return for Howe and pick 68 in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft.

In sending Seedsman to Adelaide, Collingwood received pick 32 which it traded on to Melbourne. The Demons then exchanged pick 32 and Jimmy Toumpas with Port Adelaide for picks 29, 50 and 68.

Collingwood then traded Kennedy to Melbourne in return for Howe and pick 68.

Howe played 100 games and kicked 80 goals in five seasons at Melbourne after being picked up with pick 33 in the 2010 National Draft.

The 25 year old Tasmanian finished as Melbourne’s highest goal kicker in 2013.

General Manager of List Management Derek Hine said Howe will add speed and excitement to Collingwood’s list.

“Jeremy is an elite endurance runner with fantastic speed and an exceptional ability to mark overhead,” Hine said.

"He is also an extremely durable athlete who has only missed one game since making his debut in 2011, and has finished in the top ten of Melbourne’s best and fairest count the last four years.

“With 100 games under his belt he will provide experience and support for our core group of players we have coming through around that 40-70 game mark, while still having a lot of growth in his footy as well.”

Collingwood thanks Kennedy and Seedsman for their service to the club.

Kennedy played 25 games in three years at the Pies, while Seedsman notched up 49 games in five years, including the 2015 ANZAC Day match against Essendon in which he was awarded the ANZAC Day Medal.

“Both players have been great contributors to the club during their time at the Holden Centre and were popular members of the playing group,” Director of Football Neil Balme said.

“Paul and Ben were seeking further opportunities elsewhere and we wish them both well in their football careers at their new clubs."