Hawthorn defender Ben Stratton has signed a three year contract extension with the reigning premiers.

Stratton said he never had any hesitation in signing a new deal to stay at Hawthorn.

“It was a pretty good feeling when the club came to me and sort of said, ‘Do you want to look at extending your contract?,” Stratton told the club website.

“I was pretty happy to add another three years on and pretty much I’ll be here for almost 10 years now.

“It’s gone pretty quick, and I was rapt to extend the deal.”