Hawthorn has announced the jumper numbers for its eight new players ahead of the 2020 season, while Mitch Lewis and Jack Scrimshaw are set for a change.

Having been mentored by club champion Jarryd Roughead throughout the first three years of his career, Lewis will inherit his now-departed teammate’s number two.

This transition will mark the 21-year-old’s third jumper number in three years, having swapped his initial number 39 for eight at the end of the 2018 season.

GM – Football Graham Wright said it was an exciting change for the club’s next generation of talent.

“This is a great honour for Mitch who worked really closely with Rough throughout their time together at the club,” Wright said.

“I think it’s a nice touch that there’s a bit of synergy in going from one key forward to the next.”

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Entering his second year in the brown and gold, Scrimshaw will also move into the locker of a mentor and idol, with the former Sun set to wear Grant Birchall’s former number 14 next year.

Having arrived at the club through the recent trade period, Sam Frost and Jonathon Patton are set to don numbers eight and 25 respectively.

Patton wore the number 12 in each of his 89 games for GWS, while Frost was number 48 in his three years as a Giant before sporting the number 17 at Melbourne.

The Hawks draftees have also been handed their numbers; Michael Hartley will don the number 27, with Will Day (30), Finn Maginness (32), Josh Morris (35), Emerson Jeka (39) and Harry Pepper (42) rounding out 10 new jumper numbers in total.