HIGHLY respected Carlton veteran Kade Simpson has re-signed for another season.
Set to turn 35 next May, Simpson remains one of Carlton's most influential players and enjoyed another consistent year across half-back this season.
He became just the fifth Carlton player to reach the 300-game landmark, with his new deal set to give him the opportunity to surpass Stephen Silvagni and John Nicholls to move to third in the list of most career games for the club next year.
The ultra-durable Simpson has missed just one match in more than three years due to injury, revealing in June that the dream of winning a maiden premiership still drives him.
"The body is feeling good and I feel like I'm playing some decent footy still, so I'd like to go around again," Simpson said on the eve of his 300th match.
"It might seem strange to say that when we're sitting bottom of the ladder, but what the Bulldogs and Richmond did and how even the competition is this year … watching sides like that and how quickly they've turned it around, it does give me a lot of hope still."
Simpson won Carlton's best and fairest in 2013 and has finished in the top-five of the Blues' club champion count in four of the last five years.
He averaged 26.1 disposals per game in 2018, the second most across a season in his career.