AFTER reviving his career with West Coast this season, small defender Jamie Bennell has agreed to terms that will tie him to the club for the next two seasons.

Bennell played 19 games as a running defender in 2014, his excellent kicking and ability to break the lines making him a bargain pick-up for the Eagles.

He also shut down quality small forwards consistently playing on stars such as Eddie Betts, Cyril Rioli, Hayden Ballantyne and Brandon Matera.

It was a fine return to form from Bennell who was given a rookie spot on the Eagles' list after Melbourne delisted him at the end of 2012 after four seasons and 57 games.   

He spent 2013 rehabilitating from a knee reconstruction after injuring his knee while at the Demons.

Bennell returned via Swan Districts in the WAFL mid-season and played well at that level as the Eagles gave him time.

West Coast then elevated him from the rookie list at the 2013 NAB AFL Draft and he was selected for round one this year.

The 24-year-old's form tapered towards the end of the season but with this new deal the Eagles clearly see him as an important part of their line-up next year.