Steven May has re-signed with Melbourne, putting pen to paper on a two-year contract extension to keep him at the club until at least the end of 2025.

May moved to the Demons at the end of the 2018 season, now a vital cog in the Melbourne backline. A strong 2022 season, in which he played 22 games and averaged 19.1 disposals, took his total game tally to 193.

The 31-year-old earned his second All Australian honours last season, while also finishing third in the Demons' best and fairest count.

Melbourne List Manager Tim Lamb said the club was "extremely happy" to have their premiership defender on board for an additional two seasons.

“We are extremely happy that we have been able to extend Steven's contract for a further two years,” Lamb told club media.

“Steven is an incredible asset for us. He has become a key pillar of our team structure and, with his high-level footy IQ, is continuing to push his own boundaries while helping develop those around him.

“We look forward to what Steven can bring to the team over these next three seasons.”