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  • Which rookies are expected to challenge for the Calder Trophy in 2023-2024?
  • Chicago Blackhawks forward Connor Bedard is the heavy favorite to win the 2024 Calder Trophy
  • Track which rookies are trending up and which are trending down during the 2023-24 NHL campaign

The Calder Trophy is presented annually to the NHL rookie who is deemed to be the most proficient among first-year players. To be eligible for the Calder, a player cannot have played more than 25 games in any single preceding professional season.

Chicago Blackhawks fans have something to cheer for this season, as their prized rookie phenom Connor Bedard is currently the Calder Trophy favorite. Canada online sportsbooks also have Calder Trophy odds available; the top rookie on a Canadian team this year is Calgary’s Connor Zary at +2400.

We’ll be tracking the Calder Trophy odds for the NHL’s best rookies at online sportsbooks all season long. Check the graphs below to see the odds for the top NHL rookies and how they fluctuate throughout the season.

Odds for Top Calder Trophy Contenders

Chicago Blackhawks forward Connor Bedard is the heavy -2500 favorite in the 2024 Calder Trophy odds, meaning he has 96% implied win probability. No other rookie has better average odds than +1200 (7.7% implied chance).

2024 Calder Trophy Odds

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  • [Jan 31] Adam Fantilli has fallen to a +7500 Calder longshot after it was announced he will be out eight weeks with a lacerated calf.
  • [Jan 22] Bedard will miss another six weeks with his injury, leading sportsbooks to drop his Calder odds to -180. Faber, meanwhile, has shortened to +450.
  • [Jan 10] Bedard will miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured jaw, meaning his Calder odds will likely take a hit. Sportsbooks took down their Calder futures following the injury on January 5th, although Bedard was as heavy as -500 at FanDuel before the game.
  • [Jan 1] Faber’s average Calder odds have shortened even further to +1200 as he’s looking like a legitimate challenger to Bedard. However, the Blackhawks’ rookie continues to bolster his odds (-412) with his dazzling play, including a recent “Michigan” goal.
  • [Dec 15] Minnesota Wild defenseman Brock Faber has started making a major push for the Calder Trophy. The 21-year-old has seen his odds shorten from +8000 to +2000ish as he leads all Wild players in average ice time (23:40).
  • [Nov 15]: Bedard is now a heavy -280 favorite in the Calder odds after recording back-to-back multi-goal games. He leads all NHL rookies with nine goals in 13 contests.
  • [Nov 3] Yotes rookie Logan Cooley is getting love from one particular sportsbook after his impressive start to the season. With eight points in 10 GP, FanDuel has shortened Cooley’s Calder odds to +440, although DK still lists him at +750.
  • [Sept 1]: Bedard’s odds have lengthened to -130 as more sportsbooks have opened their Calder markets. While no other rookie is gaining serious traction in the odds at the moment, this shift implies sportsbooks don’t view Bedard as a lock for the award.
  • [July 26]: Chicago Blackhawks rookie phenom Connor Bedard has opened as the heavy -155 favorite to win the 2024 Calder Trophy at DraftKings. Devils’ defenseman Luke Hughes has the next-best odds at +500, while Sabres’ goalie Devon Levi (+900) rounds out the top-three favorites.
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Notable Calder Trends

  • A forward has won NHL Rookie of the Year in 10 of the past 13 years, including in 2022-23 when Seattle’s Matty Beniers took home the award.
  • No goalie had won the Calder since Steve Mason (Columbus) in 2009; goalies often take longer to develop in the NHL than skaters.
  • No team has produced back-to-back Rookie of the Year winners since the 68-69 Bruins (Bobby Orr & Derek Sanderson).

Past 10 Calder Trophy Winners

Year Winner
2023 Matty Beniers (F, Kraken)
2022 Moritz Seider (D, Red Wings)
2021 Kirill Kaprizov (F, Wild)
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)

Archived Calder Trophy Odds: 2022, 2021, 2020

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Brady is the lead NHL and College Football editor at Sports Betting Dime, where he specializes in betting odds and data-driven analysis. Brady has over 10 years experience working in sports media, with work published by outlets such as ESPN, CBS Sports, Yahoo! Sports and Fox Sports.