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Opening 2023 Calder Trophy Odds – Owen Power and Mason McTavish Co-Favored

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by George Nassios in NHL Hockey

Sep 13, 2022 · 10:15 AM PDT

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Owen Power clears the puck from in front of the net
Apr 17, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Owen Power (25) clears the puck from in front of goaltender Dustin Tokarski (31) at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
  • Opening 2023 NHL Calder Trophy odds have been released
  • Owen Power and Mason McTavish are co-favorites to be named the NHL rookie of the year
  • Read below for opening 2023 Calder Trophy odds, smart picks and best bet

Online sportsbooks have released Calder Trophy odds for the 2022-23 NHL season. After Red Wings defenseman, Moritz Seider won the award in a landslide vote last year, another defenseman, Buffalo Sabres Owen Power, is a co-favorite in the 2023 Calder Trophy odds at +400 along with Ducks forward Mason McTavish.

Montreal Canadiens first overall pick, Juraj Slafkovsky, is a longshot to capture rookie of the year honors at +2000. There is no overwhelming favorite this season, which means it might be a good opportunity to gamble on a player with longer odds to get the best bang for your buck.

Let’s check out the opening 2023 Calder Trophy odds below and give you our best bet and prediction.

2023 Calder Trophy Odds

Player Odds
Owen Power (Sabres) +400
Mason McTavish (Ducks) +400
Matty Beniers (Kraken) +550
Kent Johnson (Blue Jackets) +1200
Cole Perfetti (Jets) +1200
Marco Rossi (Wild) +1600
William Eklund (Sharks) +1600
Jake Sanderson (Senators) +1600
Jack Quinn (Sabres) +1600
Logan Thompson (Golden Knights) +2000
Juraj Slafkovsky (Canadiens) +2000
Shane Wright (Kraken) +2000
Thomas Bordeleau (Sharks) +2000
Vitali Kravtsov (Rangers) +2500
Nick Robertson (Maple Leafs) +3000
Kirill Marchenko (Blue Jackets) +3000
Alexander Holtz (Devils) +3000
Lukas Reichel (Blackhawks) +4000
Wyatt Johnson (Stars) +4000
Simon Edvinsson (Red Wings) +4000

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A defenseman has won the Calder Trophy in two of the last three years, but prior to 2020, forwards had won the award in eight of the previous nine seasons. Coaches don’t usually trust blueliners to log heavy minutes in their rookie seasons leading to better odds for scorers to take freshman honors.

Sabres’ Power a Top Calder Candidate

Towering Sabres rearguard Owen Power has been a favorite of the media for a while now. He performed admirably in his short stint with Buffalo last year following his NCAA season, registering two goals and three points in eight games.

At 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds, he is physically mature enough to compete against veteran power forwards in the NHL. He also averaged over 22 minutes of ice time per game during his brief NHL call-up last year, so there is likely no reason to be worried that he’ll be riding the pine too much this year.

While Power participated in the World Junior Hockey Championships in December, he did not rejoin Canada for the tournament in the summer after the winter version was postponed due to Covid-19. He did however notch a hattrick against the Czech Republic before the cancellation of the tournament in December.

Ducks’ McTavish Co-Favored in Calder Trophy Odds

A teammate of Power’s on that winter edition of Team Canada at the WJHC was Mason McTavish. He did, however, return for the summer in a big way. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound forward dominated the tournament, registering 17 points in just seven games.

On top of his scoring prowess, he provided the play and save of the tournament in the gold medal final. It will live in highlight reels forever and some were calling it the best play they’d ever seen. The goal line save allowed Canada to capture the gold medal.

He also led his Hamilton Bulldogs to the OHL Championship last year. All in all, McTavish has shown he’s a winner, point producer and player you want on your side in crunch time. It’s unlikely he starts at center for the Ducks this season, which will give him less defensive responsibility and more opportunity to score.

Other Calder Trophy Contenders and Longshots

Another player to watch out for is Kraken forward Matty Beniers, who produced at almost a point-per-game pace when he got a small taste of the NHL last year. The 2021 second overall pick finished with nine points in 10 games for Seattle last season.

Scouts rave about his hockey IQ, and although there will definitely be a learning curve at the NHL level, he is said to possess a sound defensive game for such a young player. Having Ron Francis as his general manager won’t hurt Beniers when he needs to lean on somebody for advice.

Could the Red Wings make it two Calder winners in a row? Two blueliners in a row? Simon Edvinsson has some big shoes to follow in Detroit after a terrific rookie year from Moritz Seider. Edvinsson’s odds sit at +4000. He stands 6-foot-6 but struggled with Sweden at the WJHC in the summer.

Then there are the two guys that provided the drama worthy of a soap opera at the NHL draft this summer. Top pick Juraj Slafkovsky and Shane Wright, who ended up going fourth to Seattle. Both forwards have odds of +2000 to win the Calder Trophy.

Slafkovsky looks to be a scoring machine. He was named 2022 Olympic MVP after scoring seven goals in seven games and was also the leading scorer for Slovakia at the World Championship. Meanwhile, Wright, who expected to go first in the draft, has a huge chip on his shoulder after falling to fourth and may feel he has the most to prove out of any rookie this season.

2023 Calder Trophy Pick & Prediction

Power and McTavish are both solid picks and justified co-favorites in the Calder Trophy odds. Power has proven he is more than capable of playing against men as he has already represented Canada at the World Championships and Olympics.

There might’ve not been as many people watching the World Junior Tournament this year since it was played in the summer, but anybody that did knows that McTavish is a lock to be a contributing forward to the Ducks lineup this year.

The best value lies with the youngster who sits third in the Calder Trophy odds, Beniers. It wouldn’t be surprising if he was the Kraken’s number one center at some point this year. Without a true superstar up front, expect the 19-year-old to get chances on the power play as well.

His impressive display in limited time at the NHL level last year makes him an even more appealing pick, so take Beniers at +550 to win Seattle’s first major individual award in team history.

Pick: Matty Beniers (+550) 

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