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A three-time premiership player who barely turns heads outside the club, Shiels ranked first at Hawthorn for tackles (162) and third for clearances (83) in 2015 and continued to earn rave reviews for his fitness, hardness and leadership.
The Hawks don’t tag a great deal, but Shiels is often the first turned to when an opposition playmaker needs to be shut down. He has the tank and the weapons to be an important attacking element in the Hawthorn midfield. Look for him to become a part of the leadership group in the near future.
Draft history: Pick 34, 2008 National Draft (Hawthorn)