Jarman Impey says his move to Melbourne and the Hawks is as much about family in Melbourne as it is about the next stage of his career.

In a complicated deal involving multiple draft picks, the 22 year old defender has joined Hawthorn on a three year deal.

After a shattering end to his career at Port, with his last game being the extra time loss to the Eagles that saw the club exit the finals, Impey (pictured) says he’s looking forward to being more settled in Melbourne around family and playing alongside some of the games greats at Hawthorn.