Collingwood defedner and restricted free agent Nathan Brown has joined St Kilda on a reported two-year deal, after the Pies opted not to match the Saint’s offer for the 27-year-old.
Brown played 130 games for the Magpies over nine seasons, including the 2010 premiership, after being selected with pick 10 in 2006 National Draft.
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St Kilda Chief Operating Officer Ameet Bains said the club is thrilled to add some much needed defensive experience to its side.
“Nathan is a handy acquisition for the club and will obviously strengthen our defence,” Bains said.
“Bringing Nathan in as a free agent also allows us to fill a key need without compromising our overall trade position; an important consideration given the trades we have completed during this exchange period.
“His ability to hold down a key defensive post makes him an attractive prospect for where our list is currently placed.
“In addition to his experience and leadership on the field, Nathan is a terrific person off the field and we look forward to him joining our ranks.”