Matt Rowell will remain with Gold Coast until at least the end of the 2023 AFL season after the Suns' young gun agreed to a two-year contract extension.
The midfielder confirmed his hype as the No.1 draft pick with a trio of best-on-ground performances for the Suns before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury against Geelong.
Just turned 19, Rowell had drawn comparisons to Cats champion Joel Selwood for his bullocking style and was hot property beyond next season.
But he has opted to remain at the improving Suns alongside a growing list of young talent in a huge boost for coach Stuart Dew, who extended his contract earlier this season.
"I've loved the football club since I've arrived and I couldn't be happier to extend for another two years," Rowell said.
"Getting to play my first game was really something special, I've been dreaming of it my whole life.
"I loved running out with the boys and to be a part of a few wins for the club was exciting.
"I can't wait to have that feeling again."
Suns football boss Jon Haines said Rowell's signature was another nod to the club's trajectory.
"Matt is an outstanding young man from a wonderful family and has already had an enormous impact on our football club," he said.
"We have no doubt that impact will continue to grow as his career progresses at the Suns and his commitment is further evidence of the playing groups commitment to each other and the future."