Hawthorn has offered an insight into Sam Mitchell’s rebuilding vision, with veteran forward Luke Breust signing a one-year contract extension until the end of 2024.
The Hawks and list boss Mark McKenzie are unashamedly retooling their playing group under Mitchell after a promising eight-win season in his first year in charge.
Premiership players Ben McEvoy and Liam Shiels have retired, while 30-year-old key defender and former Crow Kyle Hartigan and ex-Magpie Tom Phillips were delisted after serving their short-term purpose.
Dan Howe, Next Generation Academy graduate Connor Downie and mid-season draftee Jackson Callow are also gone, while winger Karl Amon will join the club as an unrestricted free agent from Port Adelaide.
News Corp revealed a fortnight ago that wantaway Giant…