The 2018 trade period was one to remember – co-captains flew from the coup, stars left for big money and as always, players were traded back to their home-state.

But which stars are we most looking forward to watching in season 2019?

We take a look at the top 10 recruits that are set to light up the stage!

9. Chad Wingard (Hawthorn)

Wingard was one of the shock departures in 2018. The ex-Power pocket rocket is heading into his seventh season and will help fill the void left by injured Brownlow Medallist Tom Mitchell. If he can stay on the park, Wingard is one of the biggest X-factors in the game.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 19: Chad Wingard poses during a Hawthorn Hawks AFL media opportunity at Waverley Park on October 19, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)