Shaun Burgoyne could be heading north to join the Suns in 2020.

Hawthorn veteran Shaun Burgoyne has announced his retirement from the game after a decorated career that spanned across two clubs.

One of only five players to reach the 400-game milestone, Burgoyne's decision ends a stellar 21-year career in the AFL.

'Silk' retires as a four-time premiership player as a member of Port Adelaide's maiden flag team in 2004, and collected three premierships with the Hawks in consecutive years between 2013-2015.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: Shaun Burgoyne of the Hawks celebrates victory in the round 10 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Hawthorn Hawks at Sydney Cricket Ground on May 26, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Media/Getty Images)

An All-Australian in 2006, Burgoyne was a key contributor to both clubs' successes, playing 157 games with the Power and 249 with the Hawks.

Burgoyne made his debut for Port Adelaide in 2002 against St Kilda and was a cherished individual at Alberton until moving to Hawthorn ahead of the 2010 season.

In the club's announcement of Burgoyne's retirement, Hawks football boss thanked the 38-year-old for his service to the game.

“I know I speak on behalf of anyone and everyone that has crossed paths with Shaun over his football journey in saying that it has been an honour to work alongside a man of his character and skill,” McCartney said.

“He is the epitome of what we value at Hawthorn, with his immense commitment to family values whilst also possessing a relentlessness to constantly strive to get the best out of himself as well as those around him.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24: Shaun Burgoyne of the Hawks celebrates a goal during the round 23 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Hawthorn Hawks at Optus Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

“He is an incredible father and husband and on behalf of the Hawthorn Football Club, I would like to wish Shaun, Amy and their four kids Ky, Leni, Percy and Nixie all the best in the next chapter of their lives.”

This weekend's match against Richmond will be Burgoyne's 407th and final game.