Westerns Bulldogs ruckman Stefan Martin has signed a one-year contract extension with the club, taking the veteran into his 15th season in the AFL.

The news will please Dogs fans as the side won most of the games that Martin played in 2021, as Luke Beveridge's reliance on his senior tall became evident.

Unfortunately, the 34-year-old only played nine games this season, but made a positive impact on the team when he was healthy and formed an elite midfield group along with the likes of Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Macrae and Tom Liberatore.

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Martin came across to Whitten Oval ahead of this season after spending the previous eight years at Brisbane and the five years before that at Melbourne.

Bulldogs list manager Sam Power was excited to see Martin extend his stay at the Kennel.

"Stef has already had a significant impact on our program both on and off the field in such a short period of time," Power told the club website.

"To have Stef sign on for a further season is great – he’s an experienced player with a wealth of attributes, and is a great support and mentor for both Tim and Jordon. He gives our midfield group so much confidence when he plays."

"We’re excited to see what he can do in 2022 with hopefully a clear run of injuries."

Martin has played 199 games across 14 years in the AFL and will balance ruck duties with young ruckmen in Tim English and Jordon Sweet in 2022.