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JJ’s along for the ride

Jason Johannisen is the latest player to commit to the Western Bulldogs, putting pen to a new deal this week.

8:00am  Jul 20, 2014

JJ shows promise in first game back

Jason Johannisen’s return to competitive football was made without fanfare last week.

2:58pm  Mar 3, 2014

Dogs trio back in full training

Brett Goodes is amongst three players who have transitioned from rehab back to full training.

5:30pm  Dec 18, 2013

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4:57pm  Apr 28, 2014

Senior List

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Jason
Johannisen

Height
180 cm
DOB
08-11-1992
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2014
7
Career
23
Goals
2014
1
Career
4
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
410
Avg
59
JasonJohannisen

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Willetton Jnrs
Clubs:
Debut: Rd 19 2012 (North Melbourne)
Recruited from: East Fremantle
Brownlow Votes: -

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The young utility has pace and good foot skills and will become a solid contributor in the Bulldogs half back line in future years. Johannisen made his debut in Bulldogs colours in 2012 after being elevated off the rookie list. The WA recruit was initially drafted to the Bulldogs through the 2010 AFL Rookie Draft with selection 39.

Season by Season

Season in short:

The rapidly developing former rookie enjoyed a season of consolidation in 2013. While his playing year was cut short by a shoulder injury, Johannisen showed solid improvement in 13 games and flashes of brilliance running off the half-back line. With line-breaking speed, the South African born youngster impressed with his evasiveness and reliable foot skills. He averaged 16 disposals at 78% efficiency and ranked fourth at the Bulldogs for average rebound 50s. In the round five clash with Geelong, Johannisen gathered 24 disposals, four marks and six rebound-50s in a clinical effort running out of defence.

Stat that mattered:

The 21-year-old all but confirmed he belongs in the Bulldogs starting 22 during the year, missing just one game in the senior lineup while fit and available. His 13 senior games were a great improvement on three games in Bulldogs colours last season.

What they said:

“JJ is starting to really mature as a player, and even just his calmness and his composure to make a decision and assess options down the field and then make the right decision is really important.”

- Development Coach Ashley Hansen said after round five

The second year rookie elevation was a standout in the VFL this season eventually making his senior debut in round 19. A medial ligament injury sidelined him for a number of weeks in the middle of the year but he found form quickly on return. He was serviceable in his three senior games, demonstrating poise and composure across the wing and through defence.

Season by Season

Lightning quick midfielder from East Fremantle who has the ability to break the lines, and neat disposal by foot. Has been given time to develop in the VFL and stays on the rookie list for a second year.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 9.6
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 14.7
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 58.6

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Handballs 8 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Disposals 25 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Marks 6 Essendon Rd 18
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Essendon Rd 18
Goals 1 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 98 Essendon Rd 18

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles L 134 - 69 8 3 11 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 43
2 North Melbourne L 54 - 83 7 4 11 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 41
3 Richmond W 100 - 98 3 1 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 23
4 GWS Giants W 83 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Carlton L 91 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Adelaide Crows L 83 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Essendon L 73 - 65 6 8 14 4 0 0 2 2 0 1 49
8 Melbourne W 83 - 99 12 5 17 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 64
10 Gold Coast Suns L 119 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fremantle L 51 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Collingwood W 98 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Port Adelaide L 128 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Melbourne W 91 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats L 69 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns W 94 - 66 17 8 25 3 0 1 1 3 1 0 92
18 Essendon L 94 - 101 14 7 21 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 98
19 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
20 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 11 67 36 103 22 0 3 7 20 1 3 410

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 10.2
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 15.7
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 57.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Geelong Cats Rd 5, 2013
Handballs 9 Fremantle Rd 2, 2013
Disposals 25 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17, 2014
Marks 8 St Kilda Rd 9, 2013
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Essendon Rd 18, 2014
Goals 1 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17, 2014
AFL Fantasy 98 Essendon Rd 18, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Western Bulldogs 67 36 103 22 0 3 7 20 1 3 410
2013 Western Bulldogs 138 70 208 40 0 7 8 19 2 4 749
2012 Western Bulldogs 29 20 49 9 0 1 1 3 1 0 170

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Western Bulldogs: 3 games, 1 goal