The Hurricanes have added seven new faces to their squad for next season's title defence.

Jordie Barrett, Toa Halafihi, Taranaki, Kylem O'Donnell, and Peter Umaga-Jensen have all been selected for their first season of Super Rugby.

Meanwhile, Sam Lousi, Reed Prinsep, and Ben Lam will also join the side in 2017.

"It's exciting to have some fresh faces in the team environment and I feel as though we've ended up with a very well balanced squad and some really interesting new options," Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said.

"Reed will add physicality and enthusiasm to our loose forward mix, while Sam brings some real size to the second row and took some positive steps during Wellington's provincial season.

"Ben Lam is an experienced player as is Kylem, while Jordie, Toa and Peter are young guys who can't wait to get stuck in at the next level, so they'll bring a lot of energy.

"We are very proud of what we achieved last year and winning the title for the first time, but we'll be going out to win it next year rather than try to defend it. It's an incredibly tough competition, so everybody starts from scratch regardless of what's gone before.

"We've lost a bunch of experience, as have a most of the other squads, so we have to re-establish the culture and we have to tailor our plans to suit the new skill set within the squad. That's a challenge we are all looking forward to."

Full 2017 Hurricanes squad:

FORWARDS (22): Props (6): Chris Eves (Manawatu), Reggie Goodes (Wellington), Ben May (Hawke's Bay), Jeffery Toomaga-Allen (Wellington), Loni Uhila (Waikato), Mike Kainga (Taranaki). Hookers (3):  Dane Coles (Wellington) (c), Leni Apisai (Wellington), Ricky Riccitelli (Hawke's Bay). Locks (5): Mark Abbott (Hawke's Bay), James Broadhurst (Taranaki), Geoffrey Cridge (Hawke's Bay), Michael Fatialofa, (Auckland), Sam Lousi (Wellington) *. Loose forwards: (8) Callum Gibbins (Manawatu), Vaea Fifita (Wellington), Reed Prinsep (Canterbury) *, Hugh Renton (Hawke's Bay), Ardie Savea (Wellington), Brad Shields (Wellington), Blade Thomson (Taranaki), Toa Halafihi (Taranaki) **. BACKS (16): Halfbacks (3): TJ Perenara (Wellington), Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (Taranaki), Kylem O'Donnell (Taranaki) *. First five-eighth: (2) Beauden Barrett (Taranaki), Otere Black (Manawatu). Midfield: (4) Vince Aso (Auckland), Ngani Laumape (Manawatu), Matt Proctor (Wellington), Pita Ahki (North Harbour), Wes Goosen (Wellington). Outside backs (6): Cory Jane (Wellington), Julian Savea (Wellington), Ben Lam (Wellington) *, Nehe Milner-Skudder (Manawatu), Peter Umaga-Jensen (Wellington) **. Utility back: (1) Jordie Barrett ** (Canterbury).