OUT-OF-FAVOUR North Melbourne forward Lindsay Thomas has mutually agreed to part with the club as he looks to continue his career elsewhere.

Thomas, 29, is now expected to join Port Adelaide in this month's NAB AFL Rookie Draft. The small forward completed a medical test at Alberton last Friday and it's understood the Power are committed to taking him as a rookie.

He was contracted for 2018 but played just nine games this season, taking his career tally to 205.

Thomas twice copped VFL bans this year, one of which left Melbourne rookie Corey Maynard unconscious after a high bump.

"On behalf of the club we would like to thank Lindsay for his professionalism over the past 11 seasons," Kangaroos football manager Cameron Joyce told nmfc.com.au.

"Linds has played some outstanding footy in his time and was widely regarded as one of the most potent, electric small forwards in the game.

"He is an intelligent and determined footballer that played with a tremendous amount of passion and desire.

"He played with his heart on his sleeve and overcame some huge challenges to carve out a fantastic career at North at the highest level."