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  • Track the Rocket Richard Trophy futures from the offseason right up to the start of the playoffs

The Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy is presented annually to the NHL player who finishes the regular season with the most goals. Canada online sports bettors are sure to be thrilled with the Rocket Richard market, as the top three favorites all play north of the border.

We’ll be tracking the odds to win the 2023 Rocket Richard Trophy for NHL goalscorers at online sportsbooks all season long. Toronto’s Auston Matthews has won the Rocket Richard Trophy in back-to-back seasons and is once again the favorite for the 2022-2023 season.

Odds for Top Rocket Richard Trophy Contenders

2023 Rocket Richard Trophy Odds

Player (Team) Odds
Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs) +300
Leon Draisaitl (Oilers) +500
Connor McDavid (Oilers) +700
Alex Ovechkin (Capitals) +1000
Kyle Connor (Jets) +1200
Kirill Kaprizov (Wild) +1200
Chris Kreider (Rangers) +2000
David Pastrnak (Bruins) +2200
Elias Lindholm (Flames) +2500
Nathan MacKinnon (Avalanche) +3000
Johnny Gaudreau (Blue Jackets) +3000
Steven Stamkos (Lightning) +3000
Alex DeBrincat (Senators) +3000
Aleksander Barkov (Panthers) +3000
Mika Zibanejad (Rangers) +3000
Filip Forsberg (Predators) +3500
Jason Robertson (Stars) +4000
Mathew Tkachuk (Panthers) +4000
Sebastian Aho (Hurricanes) +4000
Mikko Rantanen (Avalanche) +4000
Nikita Kucherov (Lightning) +5000
Matt Duchene (Predators) +5000

Odds as of July 18, 2022, at Ceasars Sportsbook.

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Rocket Richard Trophy Trends

  • Only two players have scored at least 60 goals in a season since 2010: Auston Matthews (2022) and Steven Stamkos (2012).
  •  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 (2004) and Steven Stamkos (2012), both at the tender age of 19.
  • Alex Ovechkin has won nine Rocket Richard Trophies in his career. He’s been the NHL’s leading goalscorer in seven of the past 10 seasons.

Last 10 Rocket Richard Winners

Year Player Goals
2022 Auston Matthews 60
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

*Denotes Shortened Season


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Archived Rocket Richard Trophy Odds: 2022, 2021, 2020

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