Calder Trophy Odds 2023-2024: Leading Candidates for Rookie of the Year

By Ray Fittipaldo
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Welcome to the best place to find valuable betting information and odds on this year's race for the Calder Trophy, the NHL's rookie of the year award. We'll provide updates on the competition twice a month from now until the end of the season. Who's hot and who's not? Who's making an unexpected push? We'll have it all right here so check back often throughout the season. 

Connor Bedard of Chicago Blackhawks

Who is the favorite to win the Calder Trophy, the NHL's Rookie of the Year Award?

The Calder Trophy odds naturally shortened during Connor Bedard’s six-week absence from the lineup while he was recovering from a fractured jaw. But it didn’t take very long for those odds to lengthen once Bedard returned to the Blackhawk’s lineup.

Bedard had six points in the first three games after his return to the lineup on February 15, He recorded an assist in a loss to the Penguins that night and then posted multi-point games in his next two outings.

Bedard had a goal and an assist in a victory against the Senators and a goal and two assists in a loss to the Hurricanes. His three-point night against the Hurricanes was his second game with three or more points this season. His career-high was set in November against the Lightning when he had two goals and two assists in a game.

Bedard’s chief competition for rookie of the year, meanwhile, hit a major slump in the second half of February. Minnesota defenseman Brock Faber went five games without a point upon Bedard’s return. The odds are now reflecting a huge gap between them with Bedard at -500 and Faber at +400 with six weeks remaining in the regular season.

New Jersey defenseman Luke Hughes, who is third in the odds at +1800, also has seen a decline in his production from earlier in the season. He had just two points in a 10-game span in February.

Bedard’s ability to rack up points on a consistent basis is the reason he is the heavy favorite. By the end of February, he was averaging almost a point per game (40 points in 45 games) while Faber (34 points in 59 games) was well off that pace.

Even though Bedard missed a big chunk of the season due to his jaw injury, he is on pace to score more points than Seattle center Matty Beniers, who played in 80 games last year when he won the Calder trophy. 

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, here are the odds of the favorites to win the Calder Trophy as of March 1, 2024.

⭐ Connor Bedard-500
⭐ Brock Faber+400
⭐ Luke Hughes+1800
⭐ Marco Rossi+2200
⭐ Connor Zary+2500

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Calder Trophy Dark Horses

Calder Trophy Dark Horses

Marco Rossi

The Minnesota center has been terrific of late, scoring three goals in back-to-back games against two of the best teams in the Western Conference on Feb. 19 and 20. Rossi scored once in a 10-7 win over the Canucks and tallied two more the next night in a 6-3 loss to the Jets. If not for teammate Brock Faber also garnering some of the headlines among this year’s crop of rookies, Rossi might have more buzz. He trailed on Bedard and Faber in points by rookies at the end of February. 

Pavel Mintyukov

The Anaheim defenseman returned to the lineup Feb. 13 after missing six weeks with a shoulder injury. In his second game back he scored a goal in a 5-1 victory against the Senators. One week later he had three assists in a 7-4 loss to Columbus. Despite his extended absence, Mintyukov is fourth among all rookies in assists. Only Connor Bedard, Brock Faber and Luke Hughes had more.

Luke Evangelista

The right winger from Nashville recorded points in four of his first five games after the All-Stark break. He had goals in back-to-back games against the Blues and Golden Knights and also had assists in games against the Kings and Coyotes. Evangelista had just one point his final six games in January, but he reasserted himself in February. Evangelista was sixth among rookies in goals with 11 at the end of the month.

 
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Latest Calder Trophy Odds Update - March 1, 2024

  • πŸ“… February 27: Philadelphia winger Tyson Foerster scored a goal β€” his fourth in the past three games β€” in a 6-2 win over the Lightning.
  • πŸ“… February 25: Columbus winger Dmitri Voronkov scored his fourth goal in a six-game span in a 4-2 win over the Rangers.
  • πŸ“… February 25: Philadelphia winger Tyson Foerster had the first three-point game of his career against the Penguins when he had a goal and an assist in a 7-6 loss.
  • πŸ“… February 24: New Jersey defenseman Luke Hughes put an end to a four-game pointless streak when he recorded an assist in a 4-3 win against Montreal.
  • πŸ“… February 22: Calgary center Connor Zary snapped a five-game pointless streak with an assist in a 3-2 victory against the Bruins.
  • πŸ“… February 21: Anaheim defenseman Pavel Mintyukov recorded three assists in a 7-4 loss to the Blue Jackets.
  • πŸ“… February 20: Minnesota center Marco Rossi had two goals in a 6-3 loss to the Jets.
  • πŸ“… February 19: Connor Bedard scored a goal in his second straight game, giving him a total of 6 points in 3 games since coming back from his injury.
  • πŸ“… February 18: Arizona center Logan Cooley had a goal in a 4-3 loss to the Avalanche.
  • πŸ“… February 15: Chicago's Connor Bedard returned to action and recorded an assist.
  • πŸ“… February 12: Chicago coach Luke Richardson announced center Connor Bedard is expected to return in one week after undergoing surgery last month to repair his fractured jaw.
  • πŸ“… February 12: Marco Rossi had a goal in Minnesota’s 5-3 win over Vegas, It was his first goal since Jan. 18.
  • πŸ“… February 9: Brock Faber had an assist in Minnesota’s 3-2 victory over the Penguins. Faber recorded at least one point for the eighth time in nine games.  
  • πŸ“… February 9: Anaheim center Leo Carlsson had an assist in a 5-3 loss to the Oilers.
  • πŸ“… February 8: Calgary’s Connor Zary had a goal and an assists in a 5-3 win over New Jersey.
  • πŸ“… February 8: Tyler Foerster of the Flyers scored a goal in a 4-1 victory against the Jets. It was his third goal in three games.
  • πŸ“… February 7: Toronto’s Matthew Knies snapped a five-game pointless streak with an assist in a 5-4 win over the Stars.
  • πŸ“… January 28: Fantilli suffered a calf laceration against the Seattle Kraken. He was placed on IR and is expected to miss eight weeks.
  • πŸ“… January 25: Columbus center Adam Fantilli had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory over Calgary.
  • πŸ“… January 25: Minnesota defenseman Brock Faber had an assist in a 3-2 loss to Nashville, extending a six-game point-scoring streak.
  • πŸ“… January 25: Arizona center Logan Cooley had an assist in a 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay. It was his third point in as many games.
  • πŸ“… January 23: Chicago coach Luke Richardson said Connor Bedard would be out at least six more weeks with his fractured jaw. Bedard has resumed skating, but he won’t be ready to play again until early March at the earliest.
  • πŸ“… January 23: Ottawa center Ridly Greig scored a goal in a 4-1 win over Montreal. It was his third goal in five games.  
  • πŸ“… January 22: New Jersey defenseman Simon Nemec had two assists in a 6-5 overtime win over Vegas. It was his fifth point in six games.
  • πŸ“… January 21: Anaheim center Leo Carlsson had two assists in a 5-2 loss to the Rangers.
  • πŸ“… January 18: Minnesota center Marco Rossi had a goal and an assist in a 7-3 loss to Tampa Bay. It was his fourth multi-point game of the season.  
  • πŸ“… January 16: Arizona center Logan Cooley scored his fourth goal of the season in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Flames. It was his third point in four games.
  • πŸ“… January 9: Ducks defenseman Pavel Mintyukov suffered a separated shoulder in a 5-3 loss to the Predators. He is expected to be out until March.
  • πŸ“… January 9: Flames center Connor Zary had a goal and an assist in a 6-3 win over the Senators. It was his second multi-point of the month. 
  • πŸ“… January 6: Boston winger Matt Poitras had two assists in a 7-3 win over the Lightning.
  • πŸ“… January 6: Nashville winger Luke Evangelista scored his seventh goal of the season in a 4-3 victory against the Stars.
  • πŸ“… January 5: Blackhawks center Connor Bedard had his jaw broken on a hit by Devils defenseman Brendan Smith. He underwent surgery to repair the jaw and is expected to be out until March.
  • πŸ“… January 5: Devils defenseman Simon Nemec had the first multi-point game of his career when he notched a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over the Blackhawks.
  • πŸ“… January 2: Columbus winger Dmitri Voronkov had an assist in a 5-1 loss to the Bruins. It was his third point in as many games.
  • πŸ“… December 30: Nashville winger Luke Evangelista scored a goal in a 3-2 shootout win over the Capitals. It was his first goal since Dec. 5.
  • πŸ“… December 29: Columbus center Adam Fantilli had a goal in a 6-5 win over Toronto. It was his fifth point in as many games.
  • πŸ“… December 29: New Jersey defenseman Luke Hughes had a goal and two assists in a 6-2 win over the Senators. It was the first three-point game of his career.
  • πŸ“… December 28: Bobby Brink had an assist in a 4-1 win over the Canucks. It was his third point in as many games.  
  • πŸ“… December 27: Connor Bedard scored both Chicago goals in a 2-1 overtime win over the Jets.
  • πŸ“… December 27: Toronto winger Matt Knies had a goal in a 4-2 loss to the Senators.
  • πŸ“… December 21: Wild center Marco Rossi had a goal and two assists and defenseman Brock Faber had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 victory against the Canadiens.
  • πŸ“… December 18: Ducks goaltender Lukas Dostal made 29 saves in a 4-3 victory over the Red Wings. It was his second win in as many nights.
  • πŸ“… December 14: Wild center Marco Rossi had a goal in a 3-2 shootout win over the Flames. It was his second goal in as many games.
  • πŸ“… December 11: Calgary center Connor Zary scored a goal in a 6-5 loss to the Avalanche. It was his third in four games.
  • πŸ“… December 10: Connor Bedard recorded assists on both Chicago goals in a 4-2 loss to the Capitals. It was Bedard’s third multi-point game of the season.
  • πŸ“… December 9: Bobby Brink of the Flyers had two assists in a 5-2 victory against the Avalanche.
  • πŸ“… December 8: Wild defenseman Brock Faber had two assists in a 4-3 loss to the Oilers. It was his second two-point game of the month.
  • πŸ“… December 7: Toronto goaltender Joseph Woll suffered a high ankle sprain in a 4-3 victory over the Senators.
  • πŸ“… December 7: Adam Fantilli of the Blue Jackets had two goals and an assist in a 7-3 loss to the Islanders. It was the first three-point game of his career.
  • πŸ“… December 7: Devils defenseman Simon Nemec scored his first career goal in a 2-1 win over the Kraken.
  • πŸ“… December 5: Leo Carlsson scored his eighth goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.
  • πŸ“… December 4: Arizona center Logan Cooley scored his first goal in eight games in a 6-0 win over the Capitals.
  • πŸ“… December 3: Wild defenseman Brock Faber had two assists in a 4-1 win over the Blackhawks.
  • πŸ“… December 3: Wild center Marco Rossi had his first two-goal game of his career in a 4-1 victory against the Blackhawks.
  • πŸ“… December 2: Ducks center Leo Carlsson had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win over Colorado. It was his third multi-point game of the season.
  • πŸ“… December 2: Blackhawks center Connor Bedard scored his 11th goal of the season in a 3-1 loss to the Jets.
  • πŸ“… November 30: Toronto goaltender Joseph Woll picked up his eighth victory of the season in a 4-3 shootout win over the Kraken.
  • πŸ“… November 30: New Jersey defenseman Luke Hughes scored his third goal of the season in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers.
  • πŸ“… November 25: Toronto winger Matthew Knies scored his sixth goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to the Penguins.
  • πŸ“… November 24: Predators winger Luke Evangelista scored two goals and added an assist for his first career three-point game in an 8-3 victory against the Blues.
  • πŸ“… November 19: Marco Rossi scored the Wild’s only goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Senators.
  • πŸ“… November 19: Blues goaltender Joel Hofer stopped 30 of 31 shots in a 3-1 over Anaheim. It was the third time this season Hofer allowed one goal or fewer.  
  • πŸ“… November 16: Devils defenseman Luke Hughes had two assists in a 5-2 victory against the Penguins.
  • πŸ“… November 12: Connor Bedard of the Blackhawks scored two goals in a 4-3 loss to the Panthers, giving him four goals in a two-game stretch. He also scored twice in a 5-3 win against the Lightning three days earlier.
  • πŸ“… November 11: Logan Cooley of the Coyotes had a career-high three points, all assists, in a 7-5 win over the Predators.
  • πŸ“… November 10: Anaheim center Leo Carlsson recorded his first career hat trick, tallying all three goals for the Ducks in a 6-3 loss to the Flyers.
  • πŸ“… November 7: Nashville’s Luke Evangelista had an assist in the Predators’ 4-2 victory against the Flames, the fourth time in five games that he registered at least one point.
  • πŸ“… November 4: Boston’s Matthew Poitras had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 loss to the Red Wings. It was the second multi-point game of his career.
  • πŸ“… November 4: Chicago’s Connor Bedard scored his fifth goal of the season and his third in as many games as the Blackhawks beat the Panthers, 5-2.
  • πŸ“… November 2: Minnesota center Marco Rossi had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss to the Devils. It was Rossi’s first multi-point game of his career.
  • πŸ“… November 1: Arizona center Logan Cooley scored his first career goal in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Ducks.
  • πŸ“… October 28: Ottawa’s Ridley Greig had a goal and an assist in the Senators’ 5-2 win over the Penguins. He suffered an injury in the next game against the Kings and missed the next few games.
  • πŸ“… October 26: Toronto’s goalie Joseph Woll beat the Stars, 4-1. It was his second consecutive outing when he limited the opponent to one goal.
  • πŸ“… October 26: Philadelphia’s Bobby Brink had his first multi-goal game of his career, scoring twice in a 6-2 win over the Wild.
  • πŸ“… October 24: Columbus center Adam Fantilli had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Ducks.
  • πŸ“… October 17: Buffalo goalie Devon Levi picked up his first NHL win, a 3-2 overtime triumph over the Lightning.
  • πŸ“… October 14: Senators center Ridly Greig picked up his first NHL point, an assist, in a 5-2 win over the Flyers.
  • πŸ“… October 13: Logan Cooley notched two assists in his NHL debut in a 4-3 Coyotes win over the Devils.
  • πŸ“… October 12: Adam Fantilli scored his first NHL point, an assist, in a 4-2 loss to the Flyers.
  • πŸ“… October 12: Minnesota defenseman Brock Faber scored his first NHL goal in a 2-0 win against the Panthers.
  • πŸ“… October 11: Connor Bedard scored his first NHL goal in a 3-1 loss to the Bruins.
  • πŸ“… October 10: Connor Bedard scored his first point when he got an assist in Chicago's season-opening victory over the Penguins.

I will continue to update this page all offseason, so be sure to bookmark it and return to see all of the latest updates regarding the Calder Cup Trophy odds.

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How the Calder trophy voting Works

Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association cast votes for the Calder Trophy. The criteria for the award is rather simple. It goes to the player "selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League." Calder winners must be 26 years old or younger on September 15 of their rookie season.

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Recent NHL Calder Trophy Winners

Player

Team

Season

Matty Beniers

Seattle Kraken

2023

Moritz Seider

Detroit Red Wings 

2022

Kirill Kaprizov 

Minnesota Wild

2021

Cale Makar

Colorado Avalanche 

2020

Elias Pettersson

Vancouver Canucks

2019

Mathew Barzal

New York Islanders

2018

Auston Matthews

Toronto Maple Leafs

2017

Artemi Panarin

Chicago Blackhawks

2016

Aaron Ekblad 

Florida Panthers

2015

Nathan MacKinnon

Colorado Avalanche

2014

Jonathan Huberdeau

Florida Panthers

2013

Evgeni Malkin

Penguins

2012

Gabriel Landeskog

Colorado Avalanche

2011

Jeff Skinner

Carolina Hurricanes

2010

Tyler Myers

Buffalo Sabres

2009

Steve Mason

Columbus Blue Jackets

2008

 
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NHL Calder Trophy Award FAQ

Connor Bedard of the Chicago Blackhawks is the favorite to win the Calder Trophy with Minnesota defenseman Brock Faber as his chief competition.

Marco Rossi of the Minnesota Wild is enjoying a late-season surge. He recently tied Bedard for the goal-scoring lead among rookies.

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