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Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers leads the way in the Rocket Richard Trophy odds.
Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Nov. 9, 2021. Photo by Gregory Shamus / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP.

NHL training camps and preseason games are underway, and Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid remains the favorite in the Rocket Richard Trophy odds. Sportsbook Review betting analyst Neil Parker has examined the market and offers up his thoughts based on the latest NHL odds from our best sports betting apps.

If it was awarded, Connor McDavid won it following his dominant 2022-23 showing, and he remains the betting favorite in the Rocket Richard Trophy odds through our best live betting sites.

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Rocket Richard Trophy odds 2024

(Rocket Richard Trophy odds as of Sept. 26)

Connor McDavid+220+200 ❄️+225+250 +250 
Auston Matthews  +550+300 ❄️+600 🔥+550+350 
Leon Draisaitl+700+400 ❄️+800+800+500
David Pastrnak+900+1000 🔥+800+850+750 ❄️
Mikko Rantanen+1400+1400+1400+1800 🔥+1400 
Kirill Kaprizov+1500 ❄️+3000+4000 🔥+2800+3300
Jason Robertson+1500 ❄️+3800 🔥+2000+2200+2500
Tage Thompson+1500 ❄️+3500 🔥+1800+2000+1600
Jack Hughes+1600+3200 🔥+1400 ❄️+2000+2500
Nathan MacKinnon+1800+5000 🔥+1400 ❄️+1500+3000

Rocket Richard Trophy odds analysis

There are outlier high and low numbers to target and avoid in the Rocket Richard Trophy odds across our best NHL betting sites, so prospective bettors can find edges by shopping for the best prices.

Additionally, it’s definitely worth noting that there isn’t a single best number available through DraftKings among the highlighted favorites.

Rocket Richard Trophy odds movement

There continue to be slight adjustments to the Rocket Richard Trophy odds, but I'm not anticipating any significant movement until the regular season begins in October.

Rocket Richard Trophy odds 2024: Favorite

Connor McDavid, Oilers (+250 via bet365)

Perhaps what was most impressive about McDavid’s historic 2022-23 season was his improved finishing ability. It was a point of emphasis leading into the year, and included in McDavid’s career-high marks were his 64 goals and an 18.2 shooting percentage.

The opening odds are short that he hits the high notes again during his 2023-24 encore.

Rocket Richard Trophy odds 2024: Contender

Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs (+600 via BetMGM)

The two-time Rocket winner found the back of the net 40 times in what was widely considered a down year last season. Matthews was limited to 74 games, and he played through a lingering hand injury throughout the year. 

Injuries have been part and parcel for No. 34 throughout his career, but as long as he doesn’t miss substantial time, there’s positive regression ahead of last season's career-low 12.2 shooting percentage.

Rocket Richard Trophy odds 2024: Long shot

Tim Stutzle, Senators (+10000 via FanDuel, BetMGM)

This is a reasonable price to take a flier on Stutzle’s scoring trajectory continuing upward. He’s improved in consecutive seasons and is now in the beginning stages of his offensive prime. If there’s an uptick in shot volume, Stutzle will take a run at 50 goals, and that’ll enter him into the Rocket Richard conversation.

Rocket Richard Trophy odds 2024: Fade

David Pastrnak, Bruins (+1000 via FanDuel)

I’m anticipating life being a little more difficult for Pastrnak with frequent center Patrice Bergeron retiring. The duo were on the ice for 6.31 goals per 60 minutes over the past three seasons, and Pastrnak’s number drops all the way to 3.9 goals per 60 without Bergeron.

Pastrnak is going to have a solid season, but I prefer to take a wait-and-see approach.

Recent Rocket Richard Trophy winners

YearPlayerTeamPreseason odds
2022-23Connor McDavidEdmonton Oilers+1200
2021-22Auston MatthewsToronto Maple Leafs+350
2020-21Auston MatthewsToronto Maple Leafs+450
2019-20 (tie)David PastrnakBoston Bruins+1600
2019-20 (tie)Alex OvechkinWashington Capitals+550
2018-19Alex OvechkinWashington Capitals+650
2017-18Alex OvechkinWashington Capitals+500
2016-17Sidney CrosbyPittsburgh Penguins+1400
2015-16Alex OvechkinWashington Capitals+250
2014-15Alex OvechkinWashington Capitals+300

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Rocket Richard Trophy FAQ

Who won the Rocket Richard Trophy last year?

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid won the Rocket Richard Trophy for the 2022-23 season. He scored a career-high 64 goals. Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak finished second with 61 goals, and Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen scored 55 times to finish third.

When will the Rocket Richard Trophy be decided?

The award is given to the player who scores the most goals during the National Hockey League regular season. The 2023-24 regular season ends Thursday, April 18.  

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