Rocket Richard Trophy Odds 2023-24: Matthews Leading the Pack After Hot Start

Connor McDavid finished the 2022-23 campaign with a godly 64 tallies, but it's Auston Matthews who finds himself favored as the season reaches its quarter-way mark. Check out the full odds breakdown below.

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2023 3:29 PM ET Read Time: 4 min
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Who doesn't love a good ole' fashion goal race? Last season saw not one but two 60-goal scorers with Connor McDavid and David Pastrnak setting the league ablaze.

Fresh off a 64-goal campaign, McDavid opened as the favorite to capture the 2023-24 Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy but has since been surpassed by a handful of capable goalscorers. Auston Matthews has been the favorite for much of November and it doesn't look like that will change anytime soon.

Big-time scorers sit atop the NHL futures odds board, and we have the full odds breakdown below. Be sure to also check out our Stanley Cup odds page!

Odds to win 2023-24 NHL Rocket Richard Trophy

Player DraftKings FanDuel Sports Interaction
Louisville Auston Matthews +200 +140 +125
Clemson David Pastrnak +450 +380 +380
Florida State Connor McDavid +600 +650 +650
Duke Leon Draisaitl +700 +600 +600
Clemson Nikita Kucherov +1,200 +2,100 +2,500
Miami Mikko Rantanen +1,500 +2,000 +2,000
Clemson Kyle Connor  +1,500 +1,500 +1,500
Clemson Jack Hughes +2,500 +6,500 +2,000
Miami Sam Reinhart +4,000 OTB OTB
Clemson Brayden Point +5,000 +10,000 +10,000

Odds as of November 28, 2023.

Favorite to win the Rocket Richard Trophy

11/28/2023: The top spot on the Rocket Richard board remains the same with Auston Matthews (+200) still going strong. Meanwhile, David Pastrnak )+450) has taken over the No. 2 spot while Brock Boeser has fallen out of the Top 10. Connor McDavid (+650) and Leon Draisaitl (+600) still occupy the third and fourth slots.

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Understanding NHL Rocket Richard odds

Most sportsbooks will display odds in the American format as listed above. When the regular season is nearly finished and a consensus has emerged, you might see a player with a minus sign (-) ahead of his odds, like this:

  • Auston Matthews -400

The (-) means that Matthews is the odds-on favorite, and a bettor would need to wager $400 to win $100. Other contenders in the Rocket Richard race might have plus (+) odds to win.

  • Nathan MacKinnon +650

Here, a bettor stood to profit $650 for every $100 wagered on MacKinnon to lead the league in goals.

If American odds aren't your thing, simply use a tool like our odds converter to switch the odds to decimal or fractional format. Most online sportsbooks also give you the option to change the odds format that you see.

NHL Rocket Richard trends

  • The Rocket Richard winner has only won the Hart Trophy in the same season six times. Alex Ovechkin did it three times.
  • No defenseman has ever won the Rocket Richard Trophy.
  • Alex Ovechkin has won 41% of all Rocket Richard Trophies ever awarded.

NHL Rocket Richard history

A quick look at recent Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy winners and the number of goals they scored.

Season Player Total goals Team
2022-23 Connor McDavid 64 Edmonton Oilers
2021-22 Auston Matthews 60 Toronto Maple Leafs
2020-21 Auston Matthews 41 Toronto Maple Leafs
2019-20 Alexander Ovechkin/David Pastrnak 48 Washington Capitals/Boston Bruins
2018-19 Alexander Ovechkin 51 Washington Capitals
2017-18 Alexander Ovechkin 49 Washington Capitals
2016-17 Sidney Crosby 44 Pittsburgh Penguins 
2015-16 Alexander Ovechkin 50 Washington Capitals
2014-15 Alexander Ovechkin 53 Washington Capitals
2013-14 Alexander Ovechkin 51 Washington Capitals
2012-13 Alexander Ovechkin 32 Washington Capitals 
2011-12 Steven Stamkos 60  Tampa Bay Lightning 

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