The 2008 Golden Boot winner and inaugural Rugby League International Federation Player-of-the-Year joins the likes of 2008 re-signings Cam Smith, Cooper Cronk, Greg Inglis, Ryan Hoffman and head coach Craig Bellamy in pledging his long-term future to the club.
Slater, the reigning Melbourne player-of-the-year, said the decision to stay with the Storm was an easy one.
â€œThis is the club that game me my opportunity in the game, and I canâ€™t even comprehend ever playing against the Storm,â€ said Slater.
â€œIâ€™ve grown up with this club, I feel like part of the furniture around here now and I just love pulling on that jersey every week during the season.â€
The number of high profile players to re-sign with the Storm also played a part in Slater pledging his future to the Club.
“You’ve got to weigh up a lot more than money, you have to weigh up being happy,” he said.
“It’s a successful club here with a lot of my mates.”
â€œWeâ€™ve done really well in recent years and Iâ€™m pretty excited about the next batch of players coming through the coaching system here.
â€œThere are some really good young players who are going to make a name for themselves in the next couple of years so I canâ€™t see why we canâ€™t have continued success in the foreseeable future.â€
Melbourne CEO Brian Waldron is delighted Slater has decided to follow in the footstepâ€™s of many of his teammates by signing a new long-term deal.
“Cooper (Cronk) started it last year when he said publicly how important it was to remain here and they have followed suit,” Waldron said.