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  • Which rookies are expected to challenge for the Calder Trophy in 2022-2023?
  • Seattle Kraken forward Matty Beniers is currently favored to win the 2023 Calder Trophy
  • Track which rookies are trending up and which are trending down during the 2022-23 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.

Seattle Kraken fans have something to cheer for this season, as their rookie Matty Beniers is the current Calder Trophy favorite. Canada online sportsbooks also have Calder Trophy odds available; the top rookie on a Canadian team this year is Edmonton’s Stuart Skinner at +1200.

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

Calder Trophy Odds

Player Odds
Matty Beniers (Kraken) -175
Mason McTavish (Ducks) +800
Logan Thompson (Golden Knights) +1200
Cole Perfetti (Jets) +1600
Stuart Skinner (Oilers) +1600
Owen Power (Sabres) +2500
Calen Addison (Wild) +2500
Pyotr Kochetkov (Hurricanes) +2500
Wyatt Johnston (Stars) +3500
Kirill Marchenko (Blue Jackets) +5000
Kaidan Guhle (Canadiens) +5000
Kent Johnson (Blue Jackets) +5000
JJ Peterka (Sabres) +5000
Jake Sanderson (Senators) +5000
Fabian Zetterlund (Devils) +5000
Jack Quinn (Sabres) +5000
Shane Pinto (Senators) +5000
Noah Cates (Flyers) +5000

Odds as of January 25th at DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • [Jan 2] Carolina Hurricanes goalie Pyotr Kochetkov has emerged as the top challenger to Beniers. The 23-year-old rookie netminder has seen his average Calder odds shorten to +280 as he’s taken over starting duties in the Canes’ crease.
  • [Dec 1] Beniers’ average odds have shortened to +225 as the Seattle forward is separating himself from the pack. Beniers’ teammate, Shane Wright, has faded to +7500 after being sent down to the AHL.
  • [Nov 14] Ottawa Senators forward Shane Pinto is gaining major traction in the Calder race. Pinto’s average Calder odds have shortened from +5000 to +875 since the start of the preseason. The 22-year-old leads all NHL rookies with eight goals.
  • [Oct 16] Seattle Kraken forward Matty Beniers has emerged as the new Calder Trophy favorite in the early goings of the season. Beniers has registered one goal and three assists through Seattle’s first three games.
  • [Sep 12]: Buffalo Sabres’ defenseman Owen Power and Anaheim Ducks’ forward Mason McTavish have opened as +400 co-favorites to win the 2023 Calder Trophy. Montreal Canadiens’ wingerJuraj Slafkovsky, the first overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, has opened at +2000.
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Notable Calder Trends

  • A forward has won NHL Rookie of the Year in nine of the past 12 years, although two of the past three winners have been defenseman (Cale Makar, 2020 & Moritz Seider, 2022)
  • 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
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)
2013 Jonathan Huberdeau (F, Panthers)

Archived Calder Trophy Odds: 2022, 2021, 2020

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