Hawthorn star Shaun Burgoyne will keep put, signing a one-year deal that takes his much-lauded AFL profession right into a 19th season.
The Hawks confirmed the brand new contract on Wednesday, with Burgoyne rejecting curiosity from Gold Coast.
Nicknamed Silk for his abilities, Burgoyne grew to become the AFL indigenous video games report holder this season and has performed 376 video games.
Burgoyne is the oldest present participant and turns 37 on October 21.
He’s seventh on the all-time AFL video games record, two behind Essendon ruckman Simon Madden and 7 away from St Kilda onballer Robert Harvey.
Then comes the 400-game membership – North Melbourne ahead Brent Harvey (432), Hawthorn’s Michael Tuck (426), Richmond’s Kevin Bartlett (403) and Essendon defender Dustin Fletcher (400).
Given he wants 24 video games to succeed in 400, Burgoyne will battle to attain the milestone subsequent season.
He would wish to play each sport and for the Hawks to have two finals.
The veteran performed 18 video games this season and 17 the yr earlier than.
Hawks record supervisor Graham Wright informed the membership web site that they’re thrilled Burgoyne is staying.
“He has put a variety of time into this choice, weighing up the best choice for each he, his household and the membership, so we’re actually happy with the result,” Wright mentioned.
“He is such an integral participant for us and his affect extends far past his on-field capability.
“He units an incredible instance for his teammates via his work ethic and professionalism, and he’s an unbelievable advocate for his fellow Indigenous gamers.
“After 18 seasons, Shaun is displaying no indicators of slowing down which is a testomony to each his expertise and energy of character.”
Burgoyne made his AFL debut at Port Adelaide in 2002 and performed 157 video games for the Energy, together with the 2004 premiership.
He joined the Hawks after the 2009 season and arrived on crutches, having had knee surgical procedure.
However the transfer shortly proved excellent for Hawthorn and he was a key participant of their 2013-15 premiership three-peat.