Tantalising talent Luke Davies-Uniacke has recommitted to the Kangaroos for an extra two years, which will see him in blue and white until the end of 2025.
The 23-year-old has played 71 games for North Melbourne in his career to date but has only recently come into his own after a series of injuries in his younger years.
After appearing as the obvious choice for the Syd Barker Medal this year, the explosive midfielder was pipped by fellow midfielder Jy Simpkin, who collected his second Best and Fairest award.
With Ben Cunnington out of an already struggling Kangaroos side, the Haileybury College product stepped up in a big way, averaging 24.9 disposals, 5.3 clearances and five inside 50s a game in 2022.
As a result, Davies-Uniacke was awarded the Mazda Excellence and Shinboner of the Year honours.
Reacting to the news, Head of Football talent Brady Rawlings said "Luke has rapidly become one of the club's most important players, there are plenty of examples of that throughout the season just gone."
"We're ecstatic to have a player of his calibre commit to North Melbourne for another two years, he's such a terrific person to have at the club both on and off the field, and we know how much our members and fans have loved his recent rise as a footballer.
"We've got so much confidence in him, and we look forward to seeing him take his game to yet another level.
With legendary coach Alastair Clarkson set to take the reins at Ardent Street in 2023, Davies-Uniacke will be a massively integral part of the Roos rebuild.