Detroit Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider and left wing Lucas Raymond are runaway favorites in a crowded field of Calder Trophy candidates. This is like having Seattle Slew and Secretariat in the same horse race.
Lucas Raymond is the +250 favorite at FanDuel and Seider is at +650. Seider’s odds reflect that only five defensemen have won Rookie of the Year in the past 25 years.
Red Wings senior vice president Jim Devellano said Raymond reminds him a “little bit” of Steve Yzerman as a player.