HAWTHORN star Shaun Burgoyne has signed a one-year extension with the club, ensuring his AFL career stretches into a 15th season.

The new deal should see Burgoyne approach 300 games by the end of next year after the 31-year-old passed 250 games in round six this season.

Despite his age, Burgoyne said he was simply focused on playing his best football and that his contract extension was a reward for form.

"Whenever you get over 30, people get a bit iffy on how long you can go on for but I've been pretty lucky so far and another year will take me to 15 years in the game," Burgoyne told hawthornfc.com.au.

"I don't want to use age as an excuse for my form to drop. I see it as a great challenge to keep performing even though I'm in my 30s.

"It's been a good start to the season, I've been able to contribute but on that, I think I've been OK so I’ve been rewarded with another contract."

Burgoyne was one of the Hawks' better players in their loss to Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.

He collected 24 disposals and booted two goals in the 14-point defeat.