TALL utility Cameron Pedersen has signed a new one-year contract with the club.
General manager of football operations Josh Mahoney said he had earned his new deal.
“Cam has proven to be a durable player, who has been able to perform at the level when required,” he told melbournefc.com.au.
“As our young forwards continue to develop, Cam can play a role in assisting this next year.
“He deserves his new one-year extension.”
The 29-year-old has played 61 AFL matches, including 16 for North Melbourne from 2011-12 and 45 for Melbourne from 2013-16.
Pedersen has shown he can play up forward, down back and as a pinch-hitting ruckman during his career.
Originally from Mooroolbark, Pedersen played VFL for Box Hill Hawks, before becoming a rookie with North Melbourne.
He was then elevated to North Melbourne’s senior list, before crossing to Melbourne during the 2012 trade period.
His made a genuine impact in his second season at Melbourne and showed good form in 2015-16, despite suffering some injuries.
Overall, Pedersen’s versatility is an important part of the club’s squad.