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Last Updated Mar 07, 2022, 20:42 PM

Red Wings Rookies Lead Calder Odds

The Detroit Red Wings were arguably the most successful team in North American sports from 1990 to 2016. Detroit made the postseason every year in that stretch, lifting the Stanley Cup four times in the process. It’s been a bleak last several years for the Red Wings as they have been in a complete rebuild, but there is now hope on the horizon with Calder Trophy frontrunners Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond. The Red Wings might miss the playoffs for another season, yet Detroit has a good chance to celebrate its first Calder Trophy winner since goaltender Roger Crozier claimed the award in 1965. 

2022 NHL Calder Trophy Betting Odds

  • Moritz Seider (Detroit) +200
  • Trevor Zegras (Anaheim) +275
  • Lucas Raymond (Detroit) +300
  • Michael Bunting (Toronto) +500
  • Anton Lundell (Florida) +1000
  • Jeremy Swayman (Boston) +1400
  • Matt Boldy (Minnesota) +2800
  • Tanner Jeannot (Nashville) +3000
  • Dawson Mercer (New Jersey) +3500
  • All Other Players +5000 or More

Moritz Seider is a slight favorite to win the Calder Trophy this season. We don’t see defensemen win the Calder Trophy often, but Seider has not missed a game for the Red Wings and leads the team with 36 assists. Seider is already Detroit’s top defenseman by a country mile and leads the Red Wings in ice time.

However, there is a real fear that Lucas Raymond will steal some votes away from Seider. Raymond is only 19 years old and has had a very promising rookie season. He ranks third on Detroit in scoring with 16 goals and 27 assists in 56 games, so that could siphon some votes away from Seider.

That opens the door for Trevor Zegras of Anaheim to win the Calder Trophy. Centers have had a lot of success when it comes to winning this award in recent years, and Zegras has the benefit of playing for a team that is trying to make the playoffs. Anaheim is only a few points out of the playoff picture at this point, so a strong late season push where Zegras shines could easily be enough to push him over the top.

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