Hawthorn defender Jarman Impey has been crowned the Round 8 MVP following a match-winning performance in his team's seven-point win over the Western Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon at Marvel Stadium. 

The 28-year-old built on his consistent season across half-back by tallying a season-best and team-high 27 disposals, of which 23 were kicks. 

What was perhaps even more impressive was his disposal efficiency, going at 93 per cent for the match. 

Impey also achieved a career-high and game-high in marks, taking 12 for the game. 

He rounded out the impressive performance with seven intercept possessions, highlighting his dominance in Hawthorn's defensive 50. 

Impey now goes into Hawthorn's clash with St Kilda on Saturday with averages of 18.6 disposals, 7.1 marks, 6.1 intercepts and 3.3 inside 50s across his seven appearances so far this season.

Speaking after the Hawks' victory over the Bulldogs, Hawthorn Senior Coach Sam Mitchell was highly complementary of Impey's efforts at Marvel Stadium. 

"Jarman's been amazingly consistent and I don't think anyone cares more about their teammates, how they play and the influence that they can have on others," Mitchell said.

"I think if you speak to any of our players about the guys they love playing footy with or help them play better, Jarman will be close to the first name they say.

"I think about the players who I coach who I can rely on that will leave unconditional effort every week and it's probably him at one end of the ground and Dylan Moore at the other.

"They're the two guys who will leave everything out there and if they make a mistake, they'll follow up and try again. 

"I think the other players all walk taller with those guys being around them."

Mitchell was particularly impressed with Impey's ability to add more offensive weapons to his game on Sunday.

"Jarman sometimes plays fantastically well without the offensive threat and tonight, he had the offensive threat," Mitchell said.

"We love the way he goes about it, we love his defensive pressure.

"He runs just as fast in defence as he does in offence. 

"His work ethic and work rate to do the little things that we value is enormous.

"He really leads our backline."

Watch Impey's Round 8 MVP highlights below.