Word of the 25-year-old's decision to remove himself from contention for the two-night event was announced on Wednesday via a tweet from AFL Media reporter Callum Twomey.
Paddy McCartin won't be nominating for the draft.
But under AFL rules McCartin can still be picked up via the pre-season supplemental period, which is set to be his way back to the top level with Sydney. @AFLcomau
— Callum Twomey (@CalTwomey) November 17, 2021
As stated by Twomey, the ex-Saint could still make his way to the Swans to play alongside younger brother Tom should he be picked up in the pre-season supplemental period (SPP).
Following repeated head knocks and related issues with concussion, the pick 1 from the 2014 draft was delisted by the Linton Street side.
McCartin then spent the entirety of the 2020 season on the sidelines recovering before linking up with Sydney's VFL team this year.
News of McCartin's decision to return to AFL level first surfaced earlier this month, with Nine News suggesting that the Geelong Falcons product would find his way onto the Swan's senior list.
— 9News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) November 8, 2021
While the 35-game Saint will have to wait until next season until his position at Moore Park is confirmed, McCartin will still be afforded the ability to undertake pre-season training with John Longmire's squad.