2024-25 Calder Trophy Odds - Flyers Matvei Michkov favored

NHL Calder Trophy Odds: Matvei Michkov Early NHL Rookie Of The Year Favorite

The 2024-25 Calder Trophy odds are out and Philadelphia Flyers' prized prospect Matvei Michkov leads the early NHL Rookie of the Year betting odds at +450.

Macklin Celebrini, San Jose Sharks' first overall pick in 2024 is second on the Calder Trophy odds board at +500. Stars short King Logan Stankoven is in a close third with +550 odds. Here are your full 2024-25 Calder Trophy odds:

NHL Calder Trophy Odds For 2024-2025

2024-2025 Calder Memorial Trophy Award Odds
Matvei MichkovPhiladelphia Flyers+450
Macklin CelebriniSan Jose Sharks+500
Logan StankovenDallas Stars+550
Cutter GauthierAnaheim Ducks+650
Will SmithSan Jose Sharks+700
Dustin WolfCalgary Flames+1000
Lane HutsonMontreal Canadiens+1000
Mavrik BourqueDallas Stars+3000
Jesper WallstedtMinnesota Wild+3500
Fabian LysellBoston Bruins+2800

Odds as of July 18

2024-25 Calder trophy Favorites

Let's focus on the three players at the top of the 2024-25 Calder Trophy odds board to see what separates them.

Matvei Michkov (Philadelphia Flyers)

The Russian fell to Philadelphia in the 2023 draft due to concerns over when he might play in North America. Flyers GM Danny Briere had no issues getting the budding start to this side of the Atlantic a year after drafting him seventh overall.

In only his 17-year-old season, Michkov scored a remarkable 20 points in 27 games at the KHL level. He followed that up this year as an 18-year-old with 41 points in 47 games. The youngster finished second in scoring for Sochi.   

Michkov joins a Flyers side that still has quite a bit of talent to surround him with. Sean Couturier had a down year in 23-24 but the captain scored 58 in 74 over the two seasons prior (a 64-point pace). Then add one of Travis Konecny, Owen Tippett or Joel Farabee on the other wing and watch Michkov fly.

Macklin Celebrini (San Jose Sharks)

As the 2024 first-overall pick Celebrini has to be included at the top of the odds board. Even if the consensus is that he's not what you'd call a generational talent, Celebrini isn't too far off according to some GMs.

I know that Macklin is a center, but maybe San Jose will bring on those responsibilities slowly and let Celebrini play on a line with Logan Couture and Tyler Toffoli. Couts was a 67-point player two seasons ago, while Toffoli scored 33 goals and 55 points with New Jersey and Winnipeg in 23-24. 

Playing on the wing for a year could let Celebrini get a feel for the speed of the NHL game while putting up the points necessary to challenge for the Calder Trophy. 

Logan Stankoven (Dallas Stars)

I love what we saw from Stankoven at the start of his NHL career. After dominating the AHL with 57 points in 47 games he stepped into the "Chel" and started producing right away with five goals and eight points in his first six games. 

The 2021 second-round pick effectively had his sophomore slump through the rest of the season as he adapted to the grind of the NHL season. But having learned from that he'll step into a Dallas top-six in 24-25 that will put him in a position to succeed. 

2024-25 Calder Trophy Odds Value Pick

Rookies are hard to predict so you might be looking at a value pick instead of just backing the chalk because the sportsbooks say you should. Here's a value pick for the 2024-25 Calder Trophy.

Dustin Wolf (Calgary Flames)

I know, a goalie hasn't won the Calder Trophy since Steve Mason in 2009. Maybe 2019 seventh-rounder Dustin Wolf can be the next one. 

We're talking about a goalie who has incredible numbers at the AHL level. In 92 games for the Calgary Wranglers, he holds a 2.29GAA and 0.926SV%. His growth has been steady and follows some of the best shot-stoppers in the league.

With Jakob Markstrom going to New Jersey, the crease is Wolf's to take over in 24-25. A good year from Wolf as the starter puts him in the conversation. 

Last 10 Calder Trophy Winners

Last 10 Calder Trophy Winners
YearPlayerOpening Odds
2024Connor Bedard (CHI)-135
2023Matty Beniers (SEA)+400
2022Moritz Seider (DET)+1200
2021Kirill Kaprizov (MIN)+400
2020Cale Makar (COL)+400
2019Elias Pettersson (VAN)+240
2018Mathew Barzal (NYI)+1800
2017Auston Matthews (TOR)-130
2016Artemi Panarin (CHI)+2200
2015Aaron Ekblad (FLA)+700

It’s always great to look back on a list like this and see just how many of these players turned into absolute superstars – there’s a noticeable lack of Connor McDavid thanks to him only playing 45 games in his rookie year due to injury.

The teams are always fresh too, with no squad winning a back-to-back Calder since the Boston Bruins in 1967 and 1968.

NHL Teams with the Most Calder Trophy winners

most Calder Trophy Wins by Team
Team# Calder Trophies WonMost Recent Winner
Toronto Maple Leafs10Auston Matthews (C) - 2017
Chicago Blackhawks9Artemi Panarin (LW) - 2016
New York Rangers8Brian Leetch (D) - 1989
Boston Bruins8Andrew Raycroft (G) - 2004
Montreal Canadiens6Ken Dryden (G) - 1972
Detroit Red Wings6Moritz Seider (D) - 2022
New York Islanders5Mathew Barzal (RW) - 2018
Colorado Avalanche4Cale Makar (D) - 2020

Auston Matthews’ 2017 win snapped quite the cold streak for the Leafs, going 51 years without a Calder win – their wins come from the early days of the NHL. You’ll notice the top six teams are the Original Six squads, owing to their high wins to being around the longest you could assume.

NHL Teams that have never had a player win the Calder Trophy

These are all relatively “newer” teams, with the Flyers and Stars being the oldest squads on this list after joining in the 60s. With Michkov (Philadelphia) and Stankoven (Dallas) at the top of the 2024-25 Calder Trophy odds board, maybe one of those two franchises finally gets their first Calder winner.

Calder Trophy Betting Trends

With a collection of potential superstars at the start of every season, you need all the stats you can get when trying to predict the next Calder winner. The results can be shocking with early picks winding up as busts or late selections making themselves the best players in their age category. Here are a few trends over the last few seasons that might indicate who'll take home the Calder:

  • Matthews, Ekblad, and MacKinnon are the only 1st-overall selections in the past ten years to win the Calder.
  • Three out of ten of the most recent winners were defensemen, and while that isn’t a high number, it does show the award is open to any skater skilled enough to take it.
  • 50% of the last decade’s winners have been centers, giving their role a slight edge in the Calder race.
  • The last goaltender to win the Calder was Steven Mason in 2009, meaning there has been a 14-year drought in netminder wins.

Calder Trophy Odds

Who holds the best Calder Trophy odds?

We aren't sure just yet, the odds have not been made available. But Chicago Blackhawks Connor Bedard is likely to feature favorably for the 2024 ROTY.

Who won the last Calder Trophy?

Seattle Kraken's Matty Beniers won the 2023 Calder Trophy with 24 goals and 57 points. The most for rookies last year.

Who has won the last 10 Calder Trophies?

Since 2013, the Calder Trophy has been awarded to seven forwards (six centers and one winger). Three defensemen have won the award in the last 10 years.

That means no right-wing forward or goalie has won the Calder Trophy in at least the last 10 years.

Last 10 Calder Sportsbooks:

  • 2014 - Nathan MacKinnon
  • 2015 - Aaron Ekblad
  • 2016 - Artemi Panarin
  • 2017 - Auston Matthews
  • 2018 - Mathew Barzal
  • 2019 - Elias Pettersson
  • 2020 - Cale Makar
  • 2021 - Kirill Kaprizov
  • 2022 - Mortiz Seider
  • 2023 - Matty Beniers
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