Carlton defender Lachie Plowman has signed a two-year contract extension which ties him to the Blues until the end of 2020 at least.
The 23-year-old’s current deal wasn’t due to expire until the end of next season.
Plowman has become a permanent fixture in Carlton’s backline since crossing to Princes Park from Greater Western Sydney at the end of 2015, playing 40 of a possible 44 games to take his career tally to 60.
The versatile defender was ranked first at the Blues for disposal efficiency in 2017, second for one-percenters and third for intercepts.
Carlton football manager Andrew McKay said Plowman was very deserving of the contract extension.
“Lachie has been a very dependable contributor for our backline since making his way to Ikon Park at the end of 2015 and we’re delighted someone of his character and ability will be at our club for a further two years,” McKay said.
“Under the guidance of Kade Simpson and Sam Docherty across the backline this year, Lachie has made the most of his opportunity in defence, managing 21 consecutive games for the first time in his career.
“We’ll be eager to see Lachie take his game to another level in 2018 and beyond as a key pillar in defence for our side.”
Plowman originally recruited by GWS with pick No.3 in the 2012 AFL draft.