The veteran midfielder missed the majority of the season after undergoing surgery in the pre-season and only played his first game of the season in Round 19.
Heath Hocking’s seniority and experience were immediately beneficial to the midfield, as he went to work on shutting out the competition’s leading midfielders.
Vocal on and off the field, Hocking was beneficial to the development of some of the future stars of the Club. After undergoing surgery at the end of the season, Hocking is likely to return fit and firing for the pre-season.
Draft History: Pick 20, 2006 Rookie Draft (Essendon)
Debut: Round 1 2007 v Carlton