Luke Hodge of the Hawks looks dejected as Dom Tyson of the Demons celebrates with Jack Watts of the Demons after kicking a goal inthe final quarter during the round 20 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Hawthorn Hawks at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 6, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Young Demons star signs on

Melbourne Demons midfielder Dom Tyson has signed a contract extension and will remain at the club for a further three years.

The 23-year-old already had a year to run on his deal, but Tyson added an additional two seasons that will take his current deal through to 2019.

Tyson has played 71 AFL games since debuting with GWS Giants in 2012, with 58 of those coming with the Dees since he moved to Melbourne in 2014.

Two top five finishes in the best and fairest in his three seasons at the club has made Tyson a key player, and the midfielder was very excited to pen a new deal.

“It was a really busy negotiation and discussion, and there was a little bit of back and forth between manager and club, but for me, it was a really, really easy decision,” he told

“I’ve completely bought in on the direction of the club and I just want to make sure I’m part of it and contributing.

“For me, it’s good to get that security and have a good off-season and know that this is my future for the next few years. Hopefully I’ll play for the club for the rest of my career.”