Key stats:

AFL games: 14

Total goals: 9

Marks per game: 4.2

Score involvements per game: 4.6

Season summary:

After battling injury earlier in the year, Wingard made a return in the back half of the season and strung together some impeccable form. Showing his class, the small forward averaged 20 disposals, provided 10 goal assists, and kicked seven goals across his last six matches before another injury struck. Wingard now continues to work his way back from an achilles injury, after having underwent a successful surgery in August. The veteran Hawk put pen to paper, during the off-season recommitting to the club until at least the end of 2024, with his 218 career matches making him the second-most experienced player on the Hawks’ list ahead of next year.

Best AFL game:

Wingard produced an impressive display against St Kilda in Round 20, finishing with 26 disposals, seven marks, five tackles and two goals.

How the coaches saw him:

“He was in such great form (prior to his injury in Round 22), he put in a lot of work. His last six weeks of season were really solid, he played some fantastic footy. The thing with Chad is he can do some special things that help you score, when he gets involved in the chain we’re much more likely to hit the scoreboard. He helped to keep us in games and was crucial in the win against Collingwood in Round 21 in particular.” – Sam Mitchell