Emerging key forward Elliott Himmelberg has signed a two-year contract extension with Adelaide.
It means the 24-year-old, who has shown promise forward and in the ruck this season, will be a Crow until at least 2024.
Himmelberg was drafted with Pick No.51 in 2016 and has played 38 games, including an equal career-high of 11 this season. Among them, he kicked bags of four goals against Port Adelaide and Richmond, and kicked two in the Round 21 win over West Coast which also included a goal-saving tackle in the final quarter.
Adelaide General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said Himmelberg was an important part of the Club’s future.
“Elliott has made great progress this season and we’ve seen the type of player he can become,” Reid said.
“His size and versatility make him a difficult match-up both inside 50m and in the ruck.
“Coming off a shoulder reconstruction at the end of last season it’s a real credit to him for the work he put in to recover from the surgery and perform at AFL level.
“His four goals in the Showdown win in Round 3 was a standout and he’s been a consistent performer at SANFL level as well which gives us great confidence for what he’s capable of in the future.”
Himmelberg said he was pleased to continue his career progression at West Lakes.
"With the young group we have coming through together and the coaches working with us on a daily basis this is the perfect place to keep improving my game,” he said.
"The last couple of seasons have been challenging with my body but I'm looking forward to getting a full pre-season under my belt and improve on the football I have played this year.
"I'm excited to be here for the next few years and hopefully we keep improving together.”