The Demons host Geelong in their opening round clash and the GWS Giants in their final home and away match, both at the MCG, and they have just one Friday night game for the season. Melbourne plays Richmond on ANZAC Day eve, and they have double up matches with Adelaide, Geelong, Gold Coast, St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs.
The Demons bye is in Round 13 of the season.
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The Melbourne home and away fixture can be found below. Visit our AFL Fixtures page for other AFL club fixtures.
|1||Sun||Mar 25||Home||Geelong Cats||MCG||3:20pm|
|2||Sat||Mar 31||Away||Brisbane Lions||Gabba||7:25pm|
|3||Sat||Apr 7||Home||Nth Melbourne||MCG||2:10pm|
|7||Sun||May 6||Away||St Kilda||Etihad||3:20pm|
|8||Sat||May 12||Away||Gold Coast Suns||Gabba||4:35pm|
|10||Sun||May 27||Home||Adelaide Crows||NT||3:20pm|
|11||Sat||Jun 2||Away||Western Bulldogs||Etihad||1:45pm|
|14||Fri||Jun 22||Away||Port Adelaide||Adelaide||7:50pm|
|15||Sun||Jul 1||Home||St Kilda||MCG||1:10pm|
|17||Sat||Jul 14||Home||Western Bulldogs||MCG||4:35pm|
|18||Sat||Jul 21||Away||Geelong Cats||GMHBA||7:25pm|
|19||Sat||Jul 28||Away||Adelaide Crows||Adelaide||7:40pm|
|20||Sun||Aug 5||Home||Gold Coast Suns||MCG||3:20pm|
|21||Sun||Aug 12||Home||Sydney Swans||MCG||3:20pm|
|22||Sun||Aug 19||Away||West Coast||Perth||3:20pm|
The Demons lost to the Magpies in the final round of the season to miss a final's berth, much to the disappointment of their horde of fans. They ended up 9th on the ladder after winning 12 games.
Ladder: 9th - 22: 12-10-0 (48pts)
Most Kicks: Michael Hibberd 305
Most Handballs: Clayton Oliver 482
Most Disposals: Clayton Oliver 659
Most Marks: Tom McDonald 139
Most Goals: Jeff Garlett 42
Most Hitouts: Max Gawn 466
Emerging youngster Clayton Oliver was a runaway winner of the 2017 Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Trophy for the Demons. Oliver polled 530 votes, finishing 184 clear of runner-up Jack Viney 346, while Nathan Jones and Jordan Lewis tied for third on 327 votes.
1st: Clayton Oliver - 530 votes
2nd: Jack Viney - 346 votes
3rd: Nathan Jones and Jordan Lewis 327 votes (Tied)
Next: Neville Jetta 321, Michael Hibberd 318, Christian Petracca 302, Jeff Garlett 284, Tom McDonald 278 and Dom Tyson 275.
Best and fairest winner Clayton Oliver also topped the Brownlow Medal count for Melbourne with 12 votes after an outstanding season in the middle. Defender Tom McDonald and rugged onballer Jack Viney were next for the Demons on 9 votes each.
1st: Clayton Oliver - 12 votes
2nd: Tom McDonald and Jack Viney - 9 votes
Next: Michael Hibberd 7, Nathan Jones 7, Cam Pedersen 4, Max Gawn 3, Dom Tyson 3, Jesse Hogan 3 (ineligible) and Christian Salem 3 (ineligible).
The Demons scored 68 Brownlow Medal votes in total.