There are interesting odds for the Maurice Richard Trophy, which goes to the NHL’s leading goal-scorer in the regular season.
The Maurice Richard Trophy was first presented in 1999 as a gift from the Montreal Canadiens to honor Richard, the first NHL player to score 50 goals in 50 games, 50 goals in a season, and 500 in his career. “Rocket” Richard played 18 seasons, all with Montreal.
Maurice Richard Trophy odds are expected to favor the Oilers’ Connor McDavid and the Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews all season, but early-season play has seen some surprises.
The NHL’s leading goal-scorers are the Detroit Red Wings’ Alex DeBrincat (nine goals in 10 games) and Anaheim Ducks’ Frank Vatrano (nine goals in 10 games). DeBrincat’s odds to win the Maurice Richard Trophy is +8000, the 21st-best odds from BetMGM.
DeBrincat was traded to Detroit from Ottawa in the offseason. The 25-year-old forward has flourished in his hometown. Last season, DeBrincat scored 27 goals in 82 games for the Senators.
McDavid, last year’s Maurice Richard Trophy winner, has the shortest odds at +225, unchanged from the open. Check out our Rocket Richard Trophy odds.
Rocket Richard Trophy Odds
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Intriguing Long Shots for the Rocket Richard Trophy
One player without current odds on BetMGM is the Flyers’ Travis Konecny. He is tied for third in the NHL in goal-scoring with eight goals in 10 games — one goal behind DeBrincat and Vatrano.
The Flyers are expected to struggle this season, so Konecny should get plenty of power-play minutes and ice-time.
The Panthers’ Sam Reinhart has eight goals in eight games and the Hurricanes’ Teuvo Teravainen has seven goals in 10 games. The Maple Leafs’ William Nylander has six goals in nine games. These might be players to keep an eye on.