In every sport, there's always excitement around the new class of rookies and what they can do to make an impact for their respective teams. Some don't pan out, but those who excel in their first year of NHL hockey get awarded the coveted Calder Memorial Trophy.
For every Nail Yakupov or Nolan Patrick, there's an Auston Matthews or Cale Makar. Who will take home the best rookie honors this season?
Odds to win 2022-23 Calder Trophy
|Player||Team||Odds to win|
|Matty Beniers||Seattle Kraken||+450|
|Logan Thompson||Vegas Golden Knights||+600|
|Shane Pinto||Ottawa Senators||+800|
|Owen Power||Buffalo Sabres||+1,200|
|Cole Perfetti||Winnipeg Jets||+1,200|
|Mason MacTavish||Anaheim Ducks||+1,400|
|Kent Johnson||Columbus Blue Jackets||+1,400|
|Stuart Skinner||Edmonton Oilers||+1,500|
|Jake Sanderson||Ottawa Senators||+1,600|
|Fabian Zetterlund||New Jersey Devils||+1,800|
|Matias Maccelli||Arizona Coyotes||+1,800|
|Calen Addison||Minnesota Wild||+2,000|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings on November 23, 2022.
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Latest Calder Trophy odds update
11/23/2022: There has been a little bit of a shakeup atop the odds board through the first quarter of the season. Matty Beniers (+450) remains the favorite to take home the Calder, but Ottawa's Shane Pinto has moved into the Top 3. Pinto has registered eight goals in 18 games and has had his odds jump from +1,400 to +800.
11/9/2022: There has been a little bit of a shakeup atop the odds board through the first month of action. Matty Beniers remains the favorite to take home the Calder, but Logan Thompson continues his stellar play and has boosted his odds from +800 to +550. A new face has also entered the Top 3 as Buffalo's Owen Power has jumped from +1,400 to +1,200.
Previous Calder betting action
10/24/2022: Matty Beniers sits atop the odds board at +350 and has gotten off to a hot start with the Kraken. Meanwhile, Mason MacTavish has impressed for the Ducks thus far and continues to look for his first goal. In third at +800, Logan Thompson has answered the call for Vegas and has shined through for the Knights.
9/10/2022: Buffalo Sabres defenceman Owen Power and Anaheim Ducks center Mason McTavish are +400 co-favorites to win the 2023 Calder Trophy as the league's most outstanding rookie.
Understanding NHL Calder odds
Most sportsbooks will display odds in the American format as listed above. When the regular season is nearly finished and a consensus has emerged, you might see a player with a minus sign (-) ahead of his odds, like this:
- Matty Beniers -400
The (-) means that Shesterkin is the odds-on favorite, and a bettor would need to wager $400 to win $100. Other contenders in the Calder race might have plus (+) odds to win.
- Logan Thompson +650
Here, a bettor stood to profit $650 for every $100 wagered.
If American odds aren't your thing, simply use a tool like our odds converter to switch the odds to decimal or fractional format. Most online sportsbooks also give you the option to change the odds format that you see.
NHL Calder Trophy trends
- Only seven No. 1 overall picks have gone on to win the Calder Trophy.
- Only 16 goaltenders have ever won the Calder Trophy, with Steve Mason being the last netminder to capture the award (2009).
- In 1990, Sergei Makarov became the oldest player to win the Calder at 31 years old.
Calder Trophy history
A quick look at recent NHL Calder Trophy winners and the teams they played for.
|2021-22||Moritz Seider||Detroit Red Wings|
|2020-21||Kirill Kaprizov||Minnesota Wild|
|2019-20||Cale Makar||Colorado Avalanche|
|2018-19||Elias Pettersson||Vancouver Canucks|
|2017-18||Mathew Barzal||New York islanders|
|2016-17||Auston Matthews||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|2015-16||Artemi Panarin||Chicago Blackhawks|
|2014-15||Aaron Ekblad||Florida Panthers|
|2013-14||Nathan MacKinnon||Colorado Avalanche|
|2012-13||Jonathan Huberdeau||Florida Panthers|
|2011-12||Gabriel Landeskog||Colorado Avalanche|
|2010-11||Jeff Skinner||Carolina Hurricanes|
|2009-10||Tyler Myers||Buffalo Sabres|
|2008-09||Steve Mason||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|2007-08||Patrick Kane||Chicago Blackhawks|
|2006-07||Evgeni Malkin||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|2005-06||Alex Ovechkin||Washington Capitals|
|2003-04||Andrew Raycroft||Boston Bruins|
|2002-03||Barret Jackman||St. Louis Blues|
|2001-02||Dany Heatley||Atlanta Thrashers|
|2000-01||Evgeni Nabokov||San Jose Sharks|
|1999-00||Scott Gomez||New Jersey Devils|
Calder Trophy Odds FAQs
Seattle's Matty Beniers has the best odds to win this year's Calder Trophy at +380.
Detroit's Moritz Seider won the Calder Trophy Trophy last year after tallying 50 points in 82 games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have produced 10 Calder winners, the most in NHL history.