NHL Futures: Top Goal Scorers Odds and Best Picks

Ross Benjamin

Friday, December 26, 2014 3:41 PM GMT

We’ll be looking at the 2014-2015 NHL season futures odds pertaining to the top goal scorers. Join us in reading our insightful article on this subject matter, and it also includes our two best bets in terms of value.

NHL Top Goal Scorer Futures Odds

Tyler Seguin (6/5)
Rick Nash (3/1)
Steven Stamkos (9/2)
Alex Ovechkin (12/1)
Evgeni Malkin (12/1)
Phil Kessel (12/1)
Evander Kane (18/1)
James Van Riemsdyk (35/1)
Patrick Hornquist (35/1)
Corey Perry (40/1)
John Taveras (40/1)
James Neal (60/1)
Jamie Benn (60/1)
Joe Pavelski (60/1)
Sidney Crosby (60/1)
Logan Coture (66/1)
Max Pacioretty (66/1)


Best Bets
Alex Ovechkin (12/1)-Currently Ovechkin has 16-goals in 34-games played this season which is tied for 6th in the NHL. He has a way to go before catching the league leader Tyler Seguin (25-goals) but if anybody is capable of going on a goal scoring tear over the next three and a half months, Ovechkin has certainly displayed the capability of doing so. Since the Russian forward entered the NHL during the 2005-2006 campaign he’s scored 438-goals in 713-games. Based on an 82-game schedule, his career numbers equates to an average of 50.4 goals per season. He’s scored 46-goals or more in six of his nine seasons in the NHL, and that includes 51 a season ago on a team that failed to reach the playoffs. As a matter of fact, one of the three times he didn’t reach the 46-goal plateau was during the 2012-2013 strike shortened 48-game season in which he lit the lamp 32-times. At 12-1 odds, making Ovechkin your NHL pick to be the top goal scorer by the end of the regular season is well worth the risk, and a terrific value.

Steven Stamkos (12/1)-The Tampa Bay Lightning forward has elevated himself into superstar status in recent seasons. Since entering the NHL at the start of the 2008-2009 campaign he’s averaged 41.4 goals per 82-games played. He suffered through an injury riddled season a year ago, and still managed to score 25-goals in 37-games. However, Stamkos had proven to be very durable until that point. From the 2009-2010 to 2011-2012 seasons he scored 156-goals combined, and played in all 82-games during each of those years. Currently he’s 3rd in the NHL with 20-goals, and has played in all of the Lightning’s 36-games this season. At these current NHL odds, and barring any injury mishaps, Stamkos is a superb value.