Second-year Hawthorn player Henry Hustwaite has recently recommitted to the club for another two seasons.

Hustwaite's new deal has locked him into the end of 2026, becoming another young Hawk to sign with the club.

After being taken with Pick 37 in the 2022 AFL Draft, the midfielder has featured in two games at the elite level.

Finishing off last season in the senior side, Hustwaite will be looking to add more experience under Sam Mitchell.

Hawthorn National Recruiting and List Manager Mark McKenzie said Hustwaite has been one to watch over the pre-season as he is quickly becoming an exciting prospect for the future.

“Hus has made some huge strides on the back of getting his first taste of AFL football last year and we're really excited about what he can deliver in 2024,” McKenzie said.

“For a developing 195cm midfielder, he's shown a great ability to win clearances, find space with the footy and is a great user, especially by hand.

“No doubt Hus will be hungry to continue his progression and make an impact at AFL level this year, his growth has seen him flourish into another exciting piece of our young and developing midfield that will benefit the brown and gold for many years to come.”

Hustwaite has received glowing similarities to Collingwood champion Scott Pendlebury, who oozes class and poise in traffic.

AFL analyst David King went down to training over the summer, noting the 19-year-old's impressive game style.

“They've got a kid there called Henry Hustwaite,” King said on SEN in February.

“He played a couple of games late last year; kicked a couple of goals against the Dees in one of them.

“He's a clearance-type midfielder. He's a make-them-stand-still, freeze-the-opponent type of guy. He's got a wiggle, he's got a slalom run.

“It's all slow but it seems to put people in some sort of trance, sort of like Scott Pendlebury does.

“He's 195cm. He's massive.”

Hustwaite joined fellow teammates Josh Weddle and Bailey Macdonald in re-committing to the Hawks inside the last month.

Hawthorn will open their season against Essendon at the MCG on Saturday.