Carlton will have the services of pressure small forward Matt Owies and speedy winger Matt Cottrell for the years to come, with the pair among fur Blues re-signing.

Owies, a former collegiate basketball, had a solid 2022 campaign, featuring in 17 games where he formed a formidable buzzing small forward pack featuring Zac Fisher, Jesse Motlop and Corey Durdin.

His best outings came against North Melbourne in Round 7 with a two-goal, eight-tackle effort and in Round 13 against Essendon booting two majors.

Cottrell cemented his place in the side's 22 after a brilliant performance against Port Adelaide in Round 5, where his speed and carry on the outside were crucial to the side's attacking forays.

Meanwhile, Sam Durdin and forward Josh Honey agreed to new one-year deals to remain at Ikon Park.

Durdin, the 13th selection in this year's Mid-Season draft, was recruited as cover after the side were missing key defenders Jacob Weitering and Mitch McGovern due to injuries. Durdin made his debut against Richmond in Round 14 only to sustain a medial ligament injury.

Honey, will be looking to cement his spot in 2023 after playing five games due to knee and calf injuries which sidelined him for the majority of the season.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Sam Durdin of Carlton handballs during the round 12 VFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Carlton Blues at Windy Hill on June 11, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Blues list manager Nick Austin saiud the signings are important as the proud club seeks to end a decade-long finals drought in 2023.

"As our AFL playing list continues to develop, competition for spots is going to greatly increase. Matt Owies and Matt Cottrell have been a core part of pushing their way into the side over the last 12 months which is a real credit to them, while Sam and Josh will work hard to do the same heading into next season," Austin said.

"Matt Owies' commitment that he puts in behind the scenes is certainly translating into his strong on-field results, while Matthew Cottrell has shown incredible drive since he was first signed in 2019, and this season we got to see him really settle into his role and find his place in the side.

"Sam's chance came about due to multiple existing injuries in our backline at the time, but he took the opportunity with both hands and played a solid game until succumbing to his own untimely injury. He returned through the VFL, and we saw enough to know he can progress into a strong key defender.

VFL Rd 11 - Northern Blues v Footscray
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Alex Fasolo of the Northern Blues (R) celebrates a goal Matthew Kennedy of the Northern Blues (L) and Matt Owies of the Northern Blues during the round 11 VFL match between the Northern Blues and Footscray Bulldogs at Ikon Park on June 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

"Josh stepped up when required at AFL level this year, and we're excited to continue his development and look to integrate him into an already strong forward line.

"We're thrilled that all four players have chosen to re-commit to Carlton and see their careers take the next step in the Navy Blue."