Angus Brayshaw has turned his back on free agency, committing to the red and blue for another six years.
The 26-year-old will be a Demon for life, with the new deal securing Brayshaw’s services until at least the end of 2028.
Melbourne List Manager Tim Lamb said the club was thrilled to secure Brayshaw on a long-term deal.
“Angus is a leader of our club and to have him commit long term is a brilliant result. His talent is obvious to all and his willingness to put the team first and play whatever role we need him to is a testament to his character,” Lamb told Melbourne Media.
“This signing is another great endorsement for the culture we have created and we know Angus will continue to drive standards within the group.
“The versatility he has displayed throughout his career makes him an enormous asset to our club. The great thing is Angus still has enormous growth in his game and we are excited about what he will produce in the future.
“This deal means another key pillar of our playing group will play out his career with us which is an important part of our strategy going forward. The example that our leaders have set in committing to stay together to try to achieve something special should give our members and supporters great confidence in the direction we are taking.”
The 137-game premiership player, and co-host of the popular Gus & Gawny Podcasthas averaged 25 disposals and eight marks this season, embracing a new role off half-back.
Melbourne’s Round 3 clash with Essendon saw him gather a season-high 34 disposals and 20 marks.
Brayshaw joined the Demons in the 2014 National Draft, taken with pick No.3.