West Coast have confirmed veteran defender Shannon Hurn has signed a new one-year deal with the club, taking him to an 18th season in the blue and gold.

Hurn has held off an official call on his contract until now, however the club has provided little doubt as to whether he would re-sign or not.

The club's all-time games record holder, Hurn will extend his legendary standing at the Eagles in 2023, adding to his decorated career that spans 320 matches.

The premiership captain and two-time All-Australian's new contract extension was confirmed by the club on Wednesday evening.

“There has never been much doubt about Shannon continuing into 2023,” Eagles recruitment boss Rohan O'Brien said in a club press release.

“Clearly he was among our best players consistently last season and while he has an important role to play in defence, he is equally vital in helping the development of the next generation.

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Eagles head coach Adam Simpson and Shannon Hurn of the Eagles hold up the premiership cup after their win during the 2018 AFL Grand Final match between the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 29, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/AFL Media/Getty Images)

“The knowledge and football intellect he has built over the last 17 years will continue to be of great benefit to the young players in our squad.”

The Angaston product made his debut for West Coast in 2006 after joining the club as the 13th overall selection through the National Draft the year prior.

Hurn reached the climax of his career in 2018 when he led the club to their fourth AFL premiership.

The reliable defender played 19 games for West Coast in 2022 on his way to earnign a second-place finish in the club's best and fairest voting behind fellow backman Tom Barrass.