Swan Districts' 2010 premiership hero Andrew Krakouer will return to the club next year if he isn't picked up in the AFL drafts.
Krakouer, 30, played 35 games and kicked 50 goals for Collingwood in his second AFL stint, from 2011-13, which foll- owed 102 games and 102 goals for Richmond between 2001-07.
Krakouer spent 16 months in prison on assault charges between his two AFL stints.
Swans had recruited Krak- ouer, who played eight games for them in 2008, before he was incarcerated.
Krakouer repaid that faith in a stunning comeback in 2010, winning the Sandover Medal then snaring the Simpson Medal for best afield in the club's one-point grand final win against Claremont.
The gifted midfielder had 40 possessions, 11 marks and kicked four goals in the season decider.
Krakouer, whose tale of redemption continued when he was thrown an AFL lifeline by the Magpies, has not forgotten the second chance given to him by Swans. Football manager Phil Smart said Krakouer's return would be a bonus for the club, which is expected to lose key players Dayle Garlett, Charlie Cameron and Rory Lobb in the AFL drafts.
"Andrew has agreed to terms with Swan Districts and it will be dependent on whether he gets drafted back into the AFL or not," Smart said yesterday.
"If he doesn't get picked up in any of the drafts or trading then he will return to Swan Districts next year."
While Krakouer could be heading back to Swans, Shaun Hildebrandt is expected to leave after playing 42 games for the black and whites in the past two seasons.
He is most likely to return to Subiaco, where he played 118 games from 2006 to 2011.