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Magpie draftees handed their new numbers

Jaidyn Stephenson will wear No.35 in 2018 - AFL,Collingwood Magpies
Jaidyn Stephenson will wear No.35 in 2018

COLLINGWOOD draftee Jaidyn Stephenson will wear No.35 next year while Tyler Brown will don No.34. 

Brown is the son of premiership player Gavin and brother of current player Callum (No.17). 

Stephenson was drafted at No.6 and since the end of 2010, Collingwood has given its top draftee No.35 as a mark of respect for former backman Simon Prestigiacomo and mercurial champion Peter Daicos. 

Nathan Murphy will wear No.28, which was left vacant by retired defender Ben Sinclair.

Flynn Appleby has No.31, Brody Mihocek will wear No.41 and Jack Madgen has taken No.44. 

Madgen was picked up as a category B rookie after going to Delta State University in the US and playing basketball for four years. 

Defender Sam McLarty has moved to No.23, after spending his first year in No.35. 

He didn't debut this year and played 14 VFL games. 

As previously announced, former Sydney defender Sam Murray will wear No.9.