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The graphs below set out the odds to win the 2022 Rocket Richard Trophy at leading sportsbooks, from the preseason onward. Auston Matthews won the 2021 Rocket Richard Trophy, and he was the favorite in the opening odds for 2022.

Canada online sports bettors have plenty of betting options to choose from with Auston Matthews jumping in front of Connor McDavid as the favorite to win the Rocket Richard trophy this season.

Odds for Top Rocket Richard Trophy Contenders

2022 Rocket Richard Trophy Odds

Player (Team) Odds
Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs) -625
Leon Draisaitl (Oilers) +325
Chris Kreider (Rangers) +8000
Alex Ovechkin (Capitals) +100000

Odds as of April 20th at Barstool Sportsbook


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  • [Apr 20]: With a four-goal lead on Draisaitl and only five games remaining, Matthews’ odds to win the Rocket Richard have grown to -625.
  • [Mar 10]: Auston Matthews is now the odds-on favorite to win back-to-back Rocket Richard trophies. He now has a big lead on Chris Kreider and Leon Draisaitl. Matthews has 44 goals, while both those forwards sit at 38.
  • [Feb 2]: With just four goals in his last 10 games before the All-Star break, Connor McDavid’s odds to win the Rocket Richard have dropped to +1300. Meanwhile, New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider leads the NHL in goals with 33 and has seen his odds improve from +6300 to +725.
  • [Dec 21]: It’s three-headed race as the NHL announces a pause because of COVID-19. Alex Ovechkin, Leon Draisaitl, and Auston Matthews are all bunched at the top. Matthews’ has the biggest significant move from +850 to +300.
  • [Dec 2]: Leon Draisaitl is the new favorite to win the Rocket Richard. Draisaitl leads the league in goals with 20. Ovechkin trails by one with 19.
  • [Nov 3]: Connor McDavid is now the favorite to win the 2022 Rocket Richard. McDavid has seven goals, but the second betting favorite in Alex Ovechkin has nine goals on the season.
  • [Sep 29]: Auston Matthews has opened as the favorite to win the 2022 Rocket Richard trophy. Nine-time winner, Alex Ovechkin has opened at +1000 odds to win.

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Notable Trophy Trends

  • Only two players have scored 49 or more goals in a season since 2012: Alex Ovechkin (five times) and Leon Draisaitl (once).
  •  No player from the Western Conference has won the Rocket Richard Trophy since Corey Perry (then with the Ducks) in 2010-11.
  • The youngest players to ever win the Rocket Richard Trophy (which was established in 1998-99) are Rick Nash (2003-04) and Steven Stamkos (2011-12), both at the tender age of 19.
  • Alex Ovechkin has won nine Rocket Richard Trophy’s in his career. He has won three in a row, and seven of the last eight.

10 Past Rocket Richard Winners

Year Player Goals
2021* Auston Matthews 41
2020 Alex Ovechkin & David Pastrnak 48
2019 Alex Ovechkin 51
2018 Alex Ovechkin 48
2017 Sidney Crosby 44
2016 Alex Ovechkin 50
2015 Alex Ovechkin 53
2014 Alex Ovechkin 51
2013* Alex Ovechkin 23
2012 Steven Stamkos 60

*Denotes Shortened Season

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