CHRIS Hogan is set to become the Bendigo Bank Braves' games record holder next season.
The Braves' captain has re-committed to the SEABL club.
Hogan reached the 300-game milestone in the Braves' ill-fated east conference final against Dandenong last season.
Hogan became just the third male player to pass the landmark and is within range of Justin Cass (306) and all-time leader David Flint (318).
Club great and Lady Braves assistant coach Andrea Walsh is the overall record holder on 331 games.
Although Hogan is closing-in on the games record, the skipper is more concerned with helping the Braves rebuild after several big name departures.
The three most recent MVPs - Ivan McFarlin, Jazz Ferguson and Tom Garlepp - won't return to Bendigo next season.
Further blows are the losses of Josh Garlepp, guard Matt Bartlett and assistant coach Jeremi Moule.
"I am very excited to be re-signing with the Bendigo Bank Braves, I feel we still have unfinished business that I want to be part of," Hogan said.
"It is disappointing to lose some of our team, both players and coach, from last year- all great guys on and off the floor, and I wish them all the best. But...I feel we will be very competitive again next season, which was a big motivator for returning.
"Plus, I am definitely not ready to become a spectator just yet."
Hogan, who started in the Braves' junior program, was a key signature for Braves coach Ben Harvey.
"Chris is an outstanding clubman and a fantastic team-mate. It was crucial for the Braves to sign Chris for season 2014," Harvey said.