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  • Connor McDavid is the current favorite to win the 2022 Rocket Richard Trophy
  • Track the Richard Trophy futures from opening night right up to the start of the playoffs

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 will have plenty of betting options to choose from with Connor McDavid jumping in front of Auston Matthews as the favorite to win the Rocket Richard trophy early in the season.

Odds for Top Rocket Richard Trophy Contenders

2022 Rocket Richard Trophy Odds

Player (Team) Odds
Connor McDavid (Oilers) +350
Alex Ovechkin (Capitals) +500
Auston Matthews (Leafs) +550
Leon Draisaitl (Oilers) +600
David Pastrnak (Bruins) +1200
Kyle Connor (Jets) +1800
Mikko Rantanen (Avalanche) +2000
Steven Stamkos (Lightning) +2500
Mike Zibanejad (Rangers) +2500
Sebastian Aho (Hurricanes) +2500
Patrice Bergeron (Bruins) +3000
Nikolaj Ehlers (Jets) +3000
Nathan MacKinnon (Avalanche) +3000
Kirill Kaprizov (Wild) +3000
Brad Marchand (Bruins) +3000
Alex Debrincat (Blackhawks) +3000
Aleksander Barkov (Panthers) +3000
Brayden Point (Lightning) +3000
Mark Scheifele (Jets) +3500
Artemi Panarin (Rangers) +3500

Odds as of November 3rd, 2021

  • [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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