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Adam Fantilli is seeing his Calder Trophy odds drop across a number of our best sportsbooks.
Adam Fantilli speaks to the media after being selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets with the third overall pick during round one of the 2023 NHL Draft at Bridgestone Arena on June 28, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Jason Kempin Getty Images via AFP.

NHL training camps are underway, and Chicago Blackhawks center Connor Bedard is the unanimous favorite in the 2024 Calder Trophy odds across our best sports betting apps. Sportsbook Review betting analyst Neil Parker has looked at the latest NHL odds and offers his insights on the market, including highlighting the potential for Columbus Blue Jackets top-pick Adam Fantilli’s chances at winning the award.

Connor Bedard has been billed as the next hockey superstar for years, and he's set to slot in as the No. 1 center for the Chicago Blackhawks immediately and be their top player. He found the back of the net three times and added a helper during Saturday’s game in the Tom Kurvers Prospect Showcase.

However, there's been recent odds movement in the Calder Trophy market at a few of our best live betting sites, and Columbus Blue Jackets center Adam Fantilli's prices have dropped at multiple shops.

The potential for the Michigan standout and third overall selection in the 2023 NHL Draft to legitimately contend for the Calder Trophy has been the subject of multiple SBR watercooler talks. And Fantilli is already a consensus second-tier favorite in the market.

Still, Bedard opened as the clear favorite in the 2024 Calder Trophy odds across our best NHL betting sites for a reason, and he might just stay atop the lists all season long.

Calder Trophy odds 2024

(Calder Trophy odds as of Sept. 26)

Connor Bedard-140-125 ❄️-140
Luke Hughes+750 🔥+700+600 ❄️
Adam Fantilli+1100+1000 ❄️+1400 🔥
Logan Cooley+1100+800 ❄️+1200 🔥
Devon Levi+1200+1800 🔥+1200
Matthew Knies+2500 🔥+2000+2000
David Jiricek+2500 ❄️+3000 🔥+2800
Brandt Clarke+2500 🔥+2000+1800 ❄️
Shane Wright+3000 🔥+2000 ❄️+2500
Leo Carlsson+3000+2500 ❄️+3500 🔥

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Calder Trophy odds analysis

Bedard remains the clear favorite in the Calder Trophy odds, and this has the potential to be a boring betting market if he lives up to expectations.

Calder Trophy odds movement

Unless there’s significant betting action in this market to move the numbers, I’m not anticipating many adjustments to the Calder Trophy odds until the regular season begins in October. Instead, it's likely we continue to see only slight shifts. 

Calder Trophy odds 2024: Favorite

Connor Bedard, Blackhawks (-140 via bet365)

While I’m not convinced Bedard is set to be the next generational star, this price might be the best number we see all season. Bedard checks all the boxes entering the league, and he's already shortened from the -110 number FanDuel initially listed.

He was granted exceptional status by Hockey Canada to play in the WHL a year early, and the 18-year-old scoring star was the CHL Player of the Year and the World Junior Championship MVP.

Calder Trophy odds 2024: Contender

Luke Hughes, Devils (+750 via DraftKings)

I expect Hughes’ rookie role will result in cushy matchups and oodles of offensive-zone starts. He’s both a smooth skater and perfect fit for the New Jersey Devils’ possession-driving, high-event style.

Calder Trophy odds 2024: Long shot

Adam Fantilli, Blue Jackets (+1400 via bet365)

With a number of our best sports betting sites shrinking the Calder Trophy odds for Fantilli, this outlier +2000 FanDuel price for the Columbus rookie shows value.

Additionally, if the talented center carves out a scoring role with power-play time, there's a legitimate shot at him producing a strong enough offensive season to compete with Bedard – especially if the Chicago freshman were to miss time or fail to live up to the lofty expectations.

Calder Trophy odds 2024: Fade

Matthew Knies, Maple Leafs (+2500 via DraftKings)

The Toronto Maple Leafs just might slot Knies into a top-offensive role, but I’m expecting him to settle into a middle-six gig and fail to pad the points column enough to have a realistic shot at winning the Calder Trophy.

Recent Calder Trophy winners

YearPlayerPositionTeamClosing Odds
2022-23Matthew BeniersCSeattle Kraken+400
2021-22Moritz SeiderDDetroit Red Wings+1200
2020-21Kirill KaprizovLWMinnesota Wild+400
2019-20Cale MakarDColorado Avalanche+400
2018-19Elias PetterssonCVancouver Canucks+240
2017-18Mathew BarzalCNew York Islanders+1800
2016-17Auston MatthewsCToronto Maple Leafs-130
2015-16Artemi PanarinLWChicago Blackhawks+2200
2014-15Aaron EkbladDFlorida Panthers+700
2013-14Nathan MacKinnonCColorado AvalancheN/A

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Calder Trophy FAQ

Who is the Calder Trophy favorite?

Connor Bedard of the Chicago Blackhawks is the 2023-24 Calder Trophy favorite with odds as low as -145 via DraftKings.

Who won the Calder Trophy last year?

Seattle Kraken center Matthew Beniers won the Calder Trophy for the 2022-23 season. Buffalo Sabres defenseman Owen Power and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Stuart Skinner were the other finalists.

When will the Calder Trophy be decided?

Votes from the Professional Hockey Writers' Association must be filed before the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. The end of the 2023-24 regular season is Thursday, April 18.

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