Melbourne has rewarded big ruckman Max Gawn for his brilliant run of form with a new three year contract, tying him to the club until the end of the 2018 season.
Gawn has had a break-out season in 2015 that has seen him become the club's number one ruckman.
Taken at pick number 34 in the 2009 National Draft, Gawn has managed just 35 games until now and by his own admissions, he knew that this year would be a make or break year for his career.
At just 23, Gawn has plenty of years ahead and Gawn has shown this season that he has the potential to be one of the competition's elite ruckmen.
He is averaging 14 disposals, five marks and 37 hit-outs per game for the Demons this year.
"It was good to put pen to paper, the negotiations hadn't been going on for too long, which is good," Gawn told the club's website.
"It's only been the last couple of weeks that negotiations have started heating up, so it's good to finally sign the paper."
Gawn has suffered a number of injuries during his short career, including two knee reconstructions and a number of hamstring injuries, however that hasn't stopped the 23-year-old from achieving his dream.
"I've also had some bad form, especially at the start of this season," he said.
"But it's all started to come together and I'm starting to play some good footy."