Melbourne veteran Bernie Vince has put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension.
Vince will now be tied to the club until the end of 2018, Melbourne confirmed on Thursday.
The 31-year-old told afl.com.au he was excited about where the club is heading, and was looking forward to continue being a part of it.
"I'm excited about our list," he said.
"When I first started [at Melbourne] we were playing hoping to win, but now there is belief in the way we play and that our brand of footy holds up against the good teams.
He said the club was still hurting after losing out on a finals spot in the last round of the season.
"We're going to hurt for a long time and it still hurts now to think about it," Vince said.
"To go through a bit of adversity like we did can, long-term, be a positive as we learn that the little things do count."
It will be Vince's fifth season at Melbourne, after spending eight years at Adelaide from 2006 to 2013.
He has played 212 games in total, winning a Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medal in 2015 and a Malcolm Blight Medal in 2009.