Odds taken from BetMGM updated on March 09, 2021.
|Connor McDavid/Edmonton Oilers||-250
|Leon Draisaitl/Edmonton Oilers||+400
|Mitch Marner/Toronto Maple Leafs||+700
|Nathan MacKinnon/Colorado Avalanche||+4000
|Artemi Panarin/New York Rangers||+20000
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The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the player who finishes the regular season with the most points. The award honors former player, general manager, and head coach Art Ross. It has been awarded to 30 different players over the course of its 70-year existence.
There is no voting or selection process for the Art Ross Trophy. It simply comes down to statistics. The player that finishes the regular season with the most points (goals and assists combined) takes home the award.
Previous winners include Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl, Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov, Edmonton’s Connor McDavid (twice in a row), and Chicago’s Patrick Kane.
Connor McDavid finished second in the league’s scoring race last season, finishing behind only linemate Leon Draisaitl. McDavid finished last season with 34 goals and 97 points in just 64 games.
In five seasons spent in the NHL, McDavid has 162 goals and 469 points. He has one of the best teammates to work within Leon Draisaitl and the team regularly boasts the league’s best power play. To date, 137 of his 469 points have come on special teams.
McDavid is already a two-time Art Ross recipient, having won the award in back-to-back years in 2017 and 2018.
Nathan MacKinnon, like Connor McDavid, has the luxury of playing with some of the most talented players in the league. The Colorado Avalanche are the odds-on favorite to win the Stanley Cup this season and it’s for good reason.
MacKinnon finished last season fifth-overall in scoring despite the team suffering from injuries all season long. MacKinnon put up 35 goals and 93 points in 69 games last year. He had 12 power-play goals and 31 power-play points.
All seven of MacKinnon’s NHL seasons have been spent in Colorado where he has amassed 190 career goals and 495 career points.
Joining Connor McDavid in the top-three favorites to win the Art Ross Trophy this season is his teammate and last season’s highest-scorer Leon Draisaitl. Draisaitl finished the 2019-20 season as the league’s highest scorer, accumulating 43 goals and 110 points in 71 games. That’s an average of 1.5-points-per-game.
In six seasons spent with the Edmonton Oilers, Draisaitl has potted 168 goals and added 255 assists for a total of 423 career points. He also has a career 16.8 shooting percentage.
And, yes – he will once again be on the power play with Connor McDavid this season.
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