Key defender Sam Frost is the latest Hawk to re-sign with the club, committing to the brown and gold for a further two years.

Frost’s freshly inked deal will see him remain at Hawthorn until at least the end of 2024.

The 28-year-old has been among the Hawks most reliable performers since joining the club from Melbourne in the 2019 trade period.

Frost made an immediate impact in his first year in the brown and gold, missing just one game to finish equal eighth in the 2020 Peter Crimmins Medal count. 

The 194cm tall went on to play every game the following year in a career-best season, going two better in the 2021 Best and Fairest to finish sixth.

Frost again has continued his aerial dominance down back this season, averaging 4.6 marks a game.

On top of cementing himself as a central figure in defence for the Hawks, Frost has also proven his versatility, with stints up forward and in the ruck.

Hawthorn National List and Recruiting Manager Mark McKenzie said Frost represented an important piece in the club’s make-up both on and off the field.

“Frosty has proven a reliable and important player for us since coming across at the end of 2019,” McKenzie said.

“Despite only being in his third year at the club, Sam has quickly developed into a valuable leader for our young and emerging group.

“Along with being among our most fierce competitors on the field, Sam continues to help foster Hawthorn’s strong culture, as well as drive standards to set us up for future success.”