AFL games: 22
Disposals per game: 21
Marks per game: 5.5
After facing an injury-interrupted 2022 campaign, Impey returned to his damaging best this year averaging 21 touches and a career-high 5.5 marks playing primarily off half-back. Having ticked past 150 career games last year, the 28-year-old has developed into one of Hawthorn’s oldest and most experienced players this year, and formed part of the club's six-man leadership group - Moorditj Kuda - for the first time. Finishing seventh in this year's Peter Crimmins Medal count, Impey also put pen to paper on a three-year extension midway through the season, and continues to play an important role in helping to fast-track his young teammates development.
Best AFL game:
Impey was able to produce one of his best performances in Round 12 this year, finishing with 33 disposals, 6 marks and a goal against his old side in Port Adelaide.
What the coaches said:
“Jars had a really consistent season, he played every game except one and recorded a career-high in total disposals. He provided plenty of run and attack from our back half, he was always linking up with the midfielders, getting handball receives and driving the ball into our forwards. I also loved his speed to shut down an opposition option and get a turnover for us was a big highlight throughout the season. His leadership is really underestimated. He shows a lot of care, he plays the right way. He is the one to lead through his actions a lot of the time.” - Kade Simpson