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  • Which rookies are expected to challenge for the Calder Trophy in 2021?
  • Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov is the current favorite to win the 2021 Calder Trophy
  • Track which players trending up and which are trending down over the course of the 2020-21 NHL campaign

In the graphs below, find the odds for all of the top rookies to capture the 2021 Calder Trophy, and track how they fluctuate over the course of the season, as players either exceed or fall short of expectations.

Odds for Top Calder Trophy Contenders

Calder Trophy Odds

Player Odds
Kirill Kaprizov (Wild) +250
Ty Smith (Devils) +550
Kevin Lankinen (Blackhawks) +550
Tim Stuetzle (Senators) +750
Alexander Romanov (Canadiens) +850
Nils Hoglander (Canucks) +850
Philipp Kurashev (Blackhawks) +1000
Pius Suter (Blackhawks) +1000
Josh Norris (Senators) +1500
Alexis Lafreniere (Rangers) +1500
Vitek Vanecek (Capitals) +1500
Ilya Sorokin (Islanders) +2000
Dylan Cozens (Sabres) +2300
Igor Shesterkin (Rangers) +2600
Bowen Byram (Avalanche) +4500
Connor McMichael (Capitals) +4500
Evan Bouchard (Oilers) +4500
Grigori Denisenko (Panthers) +4500
Quinton Byfield (Kings) +4500
Trevor Zegras (Ducks) +4500
Gabriel Vilardi (Kings) +4500
Jake Bean (Hurricanes) +9500
Kiefer Bellows (Islanders) +9500
Liam Foudy (Blue Jackets) +9500
Morgan Frost (Flyers) +9500
Moritz Seider (Red Wings) +9500
Nick Robertson (Leafs) +9500

Odds as of Feb. 22

  • [Feb 22]: While Kirill Kaprizov continues to lead the Calder Trophy race at +245 average odds. However, Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen has seen his average odds drop from +1000 to +575. Lankinen has a 2.43 GAA, .927 SV%, and seven wins this season.
  • [Feb 4]: Devils’ Ty Smith has seen his average odds shorten significantly from the start of the season. Smith has two goals and eight points in nine games and has seen his average odds drop from +2250 to +500.
  • [Jan 18]: Minnesota Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov is the new favorite with +200 average odds after winning the NHL’s First Star of the Week with one goal and three assists in two games. Canucks’ Nils Hoglander, Sharks’ John Leonard, and Devils’ Yegor Sharangovich are all in the Top 5 after solid opening games.
  • [Jan 8]: Los Angeles Kings’ Gabriel Vilardi has squeaked into the Top 5 seeing his average odds go from +3500 to +1467.
  • [Nov 16]: New York Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin opens as the favorite at +175. First overall pick, and Shesterkin’s teammate, Alexis Lafreniere opened at +375 to win the 2021 Calder Trophy.

Notable Calder Trophy Trends

  • A forward has won the award in eight of the last 10 years now, with defensemen Aaron Ekblad (2015) and Cale Makar (2020) the only non-forwards to win.
  • No goalies have won the Calder since Steve Mason (Columbus) in 2009.
  • No team has produced back-to-back Rookies of the Year since the 68-69 Bruins (Bobby Orr & Derek Sanderson).

Past Calder Trophy Winners

Year Winner
2020 Cale Makar (D, Avalanche)
2019 Elias Pettersson (F, Canucks)
2018 Mathew Barzal (F, Islander)
2017 Auston Matthews (F, Leafs)
2016 Artemi Panarin (F, Blackhawks)
2015 Aaron Ekblad (D, Panthers)
2014 Nathan MacKinnon (F, Avalanche)
2013 Jonathan Huberdeau (F, Panthers)
2012 Gabriel Landeskog (F, Avalanche)
2011 Jeff Skinner (F, Hurricanes)

Archived Calder Trophy Odds: 2020

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With five years of sports journalism under his belt already, Ryan Sura may be young, but he is already making his mark. He has written for publications such as Fantasy Pros, SB Nation and TSN.ca, covering NFL, NBA, and college sports.