Bettor Sense: Odds To Win The 2023 Rocket Richard Trophy


Las Vegas bookmakers continue to rollout opening odds for the 2022-23 NHL season, including odds for each player to win the Rocket Richard Trophy. The Rocket Richard is given annually to the NHL’s leading goal scorer.

Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward Auston Matthews opens with the best odds at +225. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has the 4th-best odds at +1000. Ovechkin has won this award seven times over the past 10 years.

Here are the latest odds for the 2022-23 season:

PLAYER ODDS
Auston Matthews +225
Leon Draisaitl +550
Connor McDavid +750
Alexander Ovechkin +1000
Kyle Connor +1200
Kirill Kaprizov +1400
Chris Kreider +2000
David Pastrnak +2000
Alex DeBrincat +2200
Aleksander Barkov +2500
Jason Robertson +2800
Mikko Rantanen +2800
Elias Lindholm +3300
Nathan MacKinnon +4000
Steven Stamkos +4000
Mika Zibanejad +4000
Patrik Laine +4000
Filip Forsberg +4000
Sebastian Aho +4000
Johnny Gaudreau +5000
Matthew Tkachuk +5000
Nikita Kucherov +6000
Tage Thompson +6000
Jake Guentzel +6000
Cole Caufield +6600
Matt Duchene +6600
Ryan O’Reilly +7500
Evander Kane +7500
Roope Hintz +8000
William Nylander +8000
Elias Pettersson +10000
Adrian Kempe +10000
Troy Terry +10000
Mitch Marner +10000
Sam Reinhart +10000
Pavel Buchnevich +10000
Sidney Crosby +10000
Vladimir Tarasenko +12500
Andrew Mangiapane +12500
Andrei Svechnikov +12500
Brad Marchand +12500
Josh Norris +12500
J.T. Miller +12500
Brock Nelson +15000
Tyler Bertuzzi +15000
Tomas Hertl +15000
Jack Eichel +15000
Bo Horvat +15000
Timo Meier +15000
Gabriel Landeskog +15000
Jonathan Huberdeau +15000
Kevin Fiala +15000
Dylan Larkin +15000
Ryan Hartman +20000
Anthony Duclair +25000
Jonathan Marchessault +25000
Jeff Skinner +30000

The Eastern Conference has provided the winner in 11 straight seasons. Corey Perry in 2010-11 was the last Western Conference player to win the award.

Season Player (Team)
2021-22 Auston Matthews (60) – Toronto Maple Leafs
2020-21 Auston Matthews (41) – Toronto Maple Leafs
2019-20 Two players tied * (48)
2018-19 Alex Ovechkin (51) – Washington Capitals
2017-18 Alex Ovechkin (49) – Washington Capitals
2016-17 Sidney Crosby (44) – Pittsburgh Penguins
2015-16 Alex Ovechkin (50) – Washington Capitals
2014-15 Alex Ovechkin (53) – Washington Capitals
2013-14 Alex Ovechkin (51) – Washington Capitals
2012-13 Alex Ovechkin (32) – Washington Capitals
2011-12 Steven Stamkos (60) – Tampa Bay Lightning
2010-11 Corey Perry (50) – Anaheim Ducks

Call me a homer, but I still like the return on Ovechkin at +1000. Until I see a falloff, he’s in hunt in my book, and +1000 is a nice payday.

For a longer shot, I like Kirill “The Thrill” Kaprizov at +1400. For a real, real long shot and chance at early retirement, take Johnny “Hockey” Gaudreau at +5000. He’s rejuvenated in Columbus.

Happy betting!

Odds courtesy of VegasInsider.com

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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3 Responses to Bettor Sense: Odds To Win The 2023 Rocket Richard Trophy

  1. Anonymous says:

    That Ovi number is juicy.

  2. steve says:

    evander kane will be the richard trophee winner but he will put all his money for matthews or ovi and bankrupt once again !

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