Sam Butler has inked a new two-year deal with Hawthorn, recommitting to the club until at least the end of 2025.

The Hawks drafted Butler with pick no.23 in the 2021 National Draft, with the small forward making his debut in Hawthorn's Round 9 loss to Richmond last year.

Throughout 2022, the 20-year-old went on to play nine games, averaging 8.4 disposals and kicking six goals.

Hawthorn recruiting manager Mark McKenzie said the club was excited to see the small forward continue to develop in the brown and gold.

“We're thrilled to see Butsy sign on with the brown and gold, we believe he can provide some real excitement for Hawthorn fans in the years to come,” McKenzie said.

“As far as young forwards go, Butsy has all the traits to develop into a top-line player – he has impressive speed and is a strong competitor.

“It's pleasing that Butsy sees his future here at Hawthorn, he is another one of our core young Hawks that we believe can help deliver the success our members and supporters deserve.”

Butler is one of several recent re-signings for the Hawks as they continue their rebuild, with Josh Ward, Ned Reeves and Jai Newcombe all inking new deals.

The Hawks managed eight wins in 2022 in Sam Mitchell's first season as senior coach, with the club losing upwards of 1000 matches of experience in the off-season as the club commits to youth for the 2023 season and beyond.