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  • Which rookies are expected to challenge for the Calder Trophy in 2021?
  • Rangers’ goaltender Igor Shesterkin opens as the 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 2021 Calder Trophy: Top Contenders

  • [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

Calder Trophy Odds

Player Odds
Igor Shesterkin (Rangers) +175
Alexis Lafreniere (Rangers) +375
Kirill Kaprizov (Wild) +400
Grigori Denisenko (Panthers) +1000
Quinton Byfield (Kings) +1200
Alex Turcotte (Kings) +1400
Bowen Byram (Avalanche) +1500
Evan Bouchard (Oilers) +1800
Tim Stuetzle (Senators) +1800
Ilya Sorokin (Islanders) +2500

Odds taken Nov. 16

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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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