Calder Trophy Odds

The Best of the NHL Rookies: Calder Trophy Odds

The Calder Memorial Trophy—or the Calder Trophy for short— is the National Hockey League’s version of the Rookie of the year. The NHL hands out the Calder Trophy “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the (NHL).” Winning the Calder Trophy is usually a good indicator that the player is going to go on to have an amazing career. Some of the most notable recent winners of the award include Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon while others who won the award and are now grizzled veterans include all-stars like Patrick Kane and Alexander Ovechkin.

When looking at the NHL Hall of Fame, you will see it is plastered with the plaques of former Calder Trophy winners like “No. 4” Bobby Orr, “Super” Mario Lemieux, and Bruins killer Ken Dryden. In fact, each of the winners of the Calder Trophy from 1987-1995—from Luc Robitaille to Peter Forsberg—have all been elected to the NHL Hall of Fame.

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Calder Trophy Betting

You would think you can look at the top NHL draft pick and assume he will win the award. However, that is not the case, and that is why Calder Trophy betting can be so much fun. For hockey fans wanting to bet on the Calder Trophy odds, make sure you peak outside the top three. The 2019 Calder Trophy winner was Elias Petterson, who was selected fourth overall. The man who won the award prior to Petterson was Mathew Barzal; the 16thoverall pick of the 2015 draft.

Making matters more complicated for the Calder Trophy odds is the way hockey and baseball share a similar prospect development path. While some draft picks will immediately make an impact in the NHL, others will play a couple of years in the juniors while others will spend some time honing their skills playing college hockey. No matter who wins the Calder Trophy, OddsUSA will help you keep track of the best Calder Trophy odds all season long.