Betting on NHL Player Props - NHL MVP, DPOY, ROY, Top Scorer, Top Goalie, and COY Odds

The best way to spice up the start of the NHL season is to bet on NHL player props. And to make the most of NHL futures markets, you need to find the most enticing NHL betting odds. That's where we come in.

We give you the best NHL MVP odds, hands down. But we don't stop there. In addition to super-enticing NHL Hart Trophy odds, we list the best-value Rocket Richard Trophy and Norris Memorial odds and provide top-notch Vezina and Calder Trophy odds too. Read on to learn more about NHL player props betting and capitalize on some great NHL futures markets.

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    Author: Steven D. Thompson

    Updated: 17/10/2022 9:51 AM

    NHL Most Valuable Player Odds

    The NHL MVP award is given to the best player in the regular season. It is also called the Hart Memorial Trophy. The Professional Hockey Writers Association organizes the Hart Trophy voting, and each association member ranks the best five candidates. The three finalists attend the official NHL Awards ceremony, where the Hart Trophy winner is announced.

    The legendary Wayne Gretzky has the most NHL MVP awards. Wayne Gretzky won the Hart Trophy in eight consecutive seasons and will likely remain the player with the most Hart Memorial Trophy wins for some time. Previous Hart Trophy winners also include Taylor Hall, Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Guy Lafleur, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Clarke, Sidney Crosby, Bobby Orr, Dominik Hasek, and Mark Messier. Auston Matthews won the NHL MVP award last season. The team with the most Hart Trophy winners is the Montreal Canadiens (16).

    So, which NHL MVP bets make sense? Well, online sportsbooks have two-time NHL MVP Connor McDavid as their favorite, and bookies tip the Edmonton Oilers captain to win the Hart Memorial Trophy for the third time in his career. Auston Matthews is the second favorite and gets decent Hart Trophy odds to become a repeat MVP winner. Third in line for the Hart Trophy is Leon Draisaitl, a teammate of Connor McDavid and alternate captain for the Edmonton Oilers.

    Outside NHL MVP bets that might bring good value include Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, both of whom previously won the coveted award but come with significantly higher Hart Trophy odds than the top 3 favorites. Another previous Hart Trophy winner with excellent NHL MVP odds is Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Nikita Kucherov. Norris Memorial winner Cale Makar from reigning champions Colorado Avalanche is a decent option too.

    Name Odds by BetTarget
    Connor McDavid 3.20
    Auston Matthews 5.30
    Leon Draisaitl 9.10
    Nathan MacKinnon 11.40
    Cale Makar 13.70
    Kirill Kaprizov 14.60
    Nikita Kucherov 18.10
    Aleksander Barkov 18.60
    Jonathan Huberdeau 21.00
    Mikko Rantanen 22.25
    Igor Shesterkin 24.50
    Jack Eichel 29.50
    Sidney Crosby 33.00
    Jack Hughes 35.00
    Johnny Gaudreau 36.00
    Alexander Ovechkin 36.00
    Andrei Vasilevskiy 36.00
    David Pastrnak 41.00
    Mitchell Marner 42.00
    Matthew Tkachuk 42.00
    Name
    Connor McDavid
    Odds by BetTarget
    3.20
    Name
    Auston Matthews
    Odds by BetTarget
    5.30
    Name
    Leon Draisaitl
    Odds by BetTarget
    9.10
    Name
    Nathan MacKinnon
    Odds by BetTarget
    11.40
    Name
    Cale Makar
    Odds by BetTarget
    13.70
    Name
    Kirill Kaprizov
    Odds by BetTarget
    14.60
    Name
    Nikita Kucherov
    Odds by BetTarget
    18.10
    Name
    Aleksander Barkov
    Odds by BetTarget
    18.60
    Name
    Jonathan Huberdeau
    Odds by BetTarget
    21.00
    Name
    Mikko Rantanen
    Odds by BetTarget
    22.25
    Name
    Igor Shesterkin
    Odds by BetTarget
    24.50
    Name
    Jack Eichel
    Odds by BetTarget
    29.50
    Name
    Sidney Crosby
    Odds by BetTarget
    33.00
    Name
    Jack Hughes
    Odds by BetTarget
    35.00
    Name
    Johnny Gaudreau
    Odds by BetTarget
    36.00
    Name
    Alexander Ovechkin
    Odds by BetTarget
    36.00
    Name
    Andrei Vasilevskiy
    Odds by BetTarget
    36.00
    Name
    David Pastrnak
    Odds by BetTarget
    41.00
    Name
    Mitchell Marner
    Odds by BetTarget
    42.00
    Name
    Matthew Tkachuk
    Odds by BetTarget
    42.00

    NHL Defensive Player of the Year Odds

    The NHL Defensive Player of the Year award, also known as the James Norris Memorial Trophy, is given to the best defenseman in the regular season. The award was first presented in the 1953-54 NHL season. Bobby Orr is the most successful player, with eight Norris Memorial wins, all of which came in consecutive seasons. Other players that have won the Norris Trophy on multiple occasions include Doug Harvey and Nicklas Lindstrom (both won it seven times) and Ray Bourque (five times).

    Looking at 2022-23 NHL DPOY odds, it is evident that last season's winner and top 5 Hart Memorial Trophy candidate, Cale Makar, is a favorite with sportsbooks. The Colorado Avalanche star has several players ahead of him when it comes to the Hart Trophy. However, for the Norris Memorial, he is a super-strong front-runner, and online bookmakers expect him to win the DPOY award for the second consecutive season.

    Roman Josi from the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning alternate captain Victor Hedman are second and third favorites with most bookies. The great thing about them is that they come with much better Norris Trophy odds than front-runner Cale Makar. However, bear in mind that their enticing DPOY odds also reflect they are much less likely to win the award. Other defensemen to consider are Adam Fox from the New York Rangers and Aaron Ekblad from the Florida Panthers. Boston Bruins star Charlie McAvoy is a decent outside bet too.

    Name Odds by Powbet
    Cale Makar 2.26
    Roman Josi 7.40
    Victor Hedman 7.80
    Adam Fox 9.00
    Aaron Ekblad 14.00
    Charlie McAvoy 17.00
    Miro Heiskanen 17.00
    Quinn Hughes 20.00
    Moritz Seider 25.00
    Kris Letang 26.00
    Devon Toews 26.00
    Shea Theodore 29.00
    Dougie Hamilton 30.00
    MacKenzie Weegar 35.00
    Alex Pietrangelo 35.00
    Name
    Cale Makar
    Odds by Powbet
    2.26
    Name
    Roman Josi
    Odds by Powbet
    7.40
    Name
    Victor Hedman
    Odds by Powbet
    7.80
    Name
    Adam Fox
    Odds by Powbet
    9.00
    Name
    Aaron Ekblad
    Odds by Powbet
    14.00
    Name
    Charlie McAvoy
    Odds by Powbet
    17.00
    Name
    Miro Heiskanen
    Odds by Powbet
    17.00
    Name
    Quinn Hughes
    Odds by Powbet
    20.00
    Name
    Moritz Seider
    Odds by Powbet
    25.00
    Name
    Kris Letang
    Odds by Powbet
    26.00
    Name
    Devon Toews
    Odds by Powbet
    26.00
    Name
    Shea Theodore
    Odds by Powbet
    29.00
    Name
    Dougie Hamilton
    Odds by Powbet
    30.00
    Name
    MacKenzie Weegar
    Odds by Powbet
    35.00
    Name
    Alex Pietrangelo
    Odds by Powbet
    35.00

    NHL Rookie of the Year Odds

    The NHL Rookie of the Year award is given to the best first-season player in the NHL. Past Calder Trophy winners of the award include reigning Hart Trophy winner Auston Matthews from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Kirill Kaprizov from the Minnesota Wild, and Detroit Red Wings' Moritz Seider, who won the Calder Trophy last season.

    But who will win the NHL Rookie of the Year award this season? Sportsbooks think that Matthew Beniers, center for the Seattle Kraken, has the best chance and give the second overall pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft the lowest NHL ROY odds. Third overall pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, Mason McTavish from the Anaheim Ducks, is the second favorite with bookies. Other top 5 contenders are Owen Power from the Buffalo Sabres, Vegas Golden Knights goalie Logan Thompson, and Kent Johnson from Columbus Blue Jackets.

    Name Odds by Sportsbet.io
    Matthew Beniers 4.40
    Mason McTavish 5.50
    Owen Power 8.00
    Logan Thompson 8.50
    Kent Johnson 13.00
    Marco Rossi 13.00
    Alexander Haltz 17.00
    Andrei Kuzmenko 17.00
    Cole Perfetti 17.00
    Jack Quinn 19.00
    Juraj Slafkovsky 19.00
    Shane Wright 19.00
    Dylan Holloway 21.00
    William Eklund 23.00
    Vitaly Kravtsov 23.00
    Name
    Matthew Beniers
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    4.40
    Name
    Mason McTavish
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    5.50
    Name
    Owen Power
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    8.00
    Name
    Logan Thompson
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    8.50
    Name
    Kent Johnson
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    13.00
    Name
    Marco Rossi
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    13.00
    Name
    Alexander Haltz
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    17.00
    Name
    Andrei Kuzmenko
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    17.00
    Name
    Cole Perfetti
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    17.00
    Name
    Jack Quinn
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    19.00
    Name
    Juraj Slafkovsky
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    19.00
    Name
    Shane Wright
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    19.00
    Name
    Dylan Holloway
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    21.00
    Name
    William Eklund
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    23.00
    Name
    Vitaly Kravtsov
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    23.00

    NHL Top Scorer Odds

    The NHL Top Scorer award, also known as the Rocket Richard Trophy, is given to the most prolific goal scorer in the National Hockey League. Teemu Selanne was the first winner of the trophy named after Maurice "Rocket" Richard when the award was introduced in the 1998-99 season. Other Rocket Richard Trophy winners include Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos, and David Pastrnak. Auston Matthews is the current Rocket Richard Trophy holder. The Toronto Maple Leafs star won the award in back-to-back seasons in 2020-21 and 2021-2022.

    Auston Matthews is the favorite to take the award home this year too. Bookies give Matthews the lowest Rocket Richards Trophy odds and consider the player who was named MVP last season as the best option for the award.

    Leon Draisaitl, who got the best result in the 2020 Hart Trophy voting and won NHL MVP then, is the second favorite. Four-time Art Ross Trophy winner Connor McDavid is the third contender for the Rocket Richard Trophy. Other goal scorers that come with decent Rocket Richards Trophy odds include Kyle Connor from the Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals veteran Alex Ovechkin, and Wild's Kirill Kaprizov.

    Name Odds by Sportsbet.io
    Auston Matthews 3.25
    Leon Draisaitl 6.50
    Connor McDavid 9.00
    Alexander Ovechkin 11.00
    Kyle Connor 15.00
    Kirill Kaprizov 15.00
    Chris Kreider 21.00
    David Pastrnak 21.00
    Alex Debrincat 23.00
    Aleksander Barkov 27.00
    Mikko Rantanen 29.00
    Jason Robertson 29.00
    Elias Lindholm 34.00
    Steven Stamkos 34.00
    Sebastian Aho 41.00
    Name
    Auston Matthews
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    3.25
    Name
    Leon Draisaitl
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    6.50
    Name
    Connor McDavid
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    9.00
    Name
    Alexander Ovechkin
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    11.00
    Name
    Kyle Connor
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    15.00
    Name
    Kirill Kaprizov
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    15.00
    Name
    Chris Kreider
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    21.00
    Name
    David Pastrnak
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    21.00
    Name
    Alex Debrincat
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    23.00
    Name
    Aleksander Barkov
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    27.00
    Name
    Mikko Rantanen
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    29.00
    Name
    Jason Robertson
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    29.00
    Name
    Elias Lindholm
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    34.00
    Name
    Steven Stamkos
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    34.00
    Name
    Sebastian Aho
    Odds by Sportsbet.io
    41.00

    NHL Top Goalie Odds 

    As the name implies, the NHL Top Goalie award is given to the best goaltender and is also known as the Vezina Trophy. Jacques Plante has the most Top Goalie awards (seven). Other prominent Vezina Trophy winners include Dominik Hasek, Patrick Roy Martin Brodeur, Jose Theodore, and Carey Price. As good as all of these goaltenders were, only seven goalies in NHL history have also won MVP honors. These include Chuck Rayner, Roy Worters, Jacques Plante, Dominik Hasek, Al Rollins, Jose Theodore, and Carey Price.

    In terms of this season's Vezina Trophy odds, Igor Shesterkin from the New York Rangers is the favorite to win the coveted trophy. His NHL Goalie of the Year odds are much lower than his closest rival, Andrei Vasilevskiy from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ilya Sorokin from the New York Islanders and Juuse Saros from the Nashville Predators are considered decent picks by bookies too.

    Name Odds by BetTarget
    Igor Shesterkin 3.50
    Andrei Vasilevskiy 6.00
    Ilya Sorokin 9.50
    Juuse Saros 11.00
    Jacob Markstrom 15.00
    Thatcher Demko 15.00
    Jake Oettinger 19.00
    Frederik Andersen 21.00
    Connor Hellebuyck 21.00
    Darcy Kuemper 26.00
    Robin Lehner 26.00
    Jordan Binnigton 31.00
    Sergei Bobrovsky 31.00
    Marc Andre Fleury 31.00
    Jack Campbell 31.00
    Name
    Igor Shesterkin
    Odds by BetTarget
    3.50
    Name
    Andrei Vasilevskiy
    Odds by BetTarget
    6.00
    Name
    Ilya Sorokin
    Odds by BetTarget
    9.50
    Name
    Juuse Saros
    Odds by BetTarget
    11.00
    Name
    Jacob Markstrom
    Odds by BetTarget
    15.00
    Name
    Thatcher Demko
    Odds by BetTarget
    15.00
    Name
    Jake Oettinger
    Odds by BetTarget
    19.00
    Name
    Frederik Andersen
    Odds by BetTarget
    21.00
    Name
    Connor Hellebuyck
    Odds by BetTarget
    21.00
    Name
    Darcy Kuemper
    Odds by BetTarget
    26.00
    Name
    Robin Lehner
    Odds by BetTarget
    26.00
    Name
    Jordan Binnigton
    Odds by BetTarget
    31.00
    Name
    Sergei Bobrovsky
    Odds by BetTarget
    31.00
    Name
    Marc Andre Fleury
    Odds by BetTarget
    31.00
    Name
    Jack Campbell
    Odds by BetTarget
    31.00

    NHL Coach of the Year Odds

    The best NHL Coach of the Year gets the Jack Adams Award. Pat Burns won NHL Coach of the Year record three times, while Jacques Demers is the only coach to have won the award in back-to-back seasons.

    One look at all the odds for the 2022-23 NHL Coach of the Year award tells you that this is the tightest of all NHL futures markets. Avalanche coach Jared Bednar is the favorite, but only by a hair's length. That's because Rangers' Gerard Gallant, Bruce Cassidy from the Vegas Golden Knights, and Boston Bruins' main man, Jim Montgomery, all get NHL Coach of the Year odds that are very close to the market front-runner.

    Those looking for enticing Jack Adams award odds will make no mistake if they go with Mike Sullivan from the Pittsburgh Penguins or Vancouver Cannucks coach Bruce Boudreau. Jay Woodcroft, from the Edmonton Oilers, comes with excellent NHL Coach of the Year odds too.

    Name Odds by Bettarget
    Jared Bednar 14.10
    Gerard Gallant 14.70
    Bruce Cassidy 15.30
    Jim Montgomery 16.40
    Sheldon Keefe 17.60
    Derek Lalonde 17.90
    Jay Woodcroft 18.20
    Bruce Boudreau 18.40
    Jon Cooper 19.00
    Rod Brind Amour 19.70
    Mike Sullivan 20.00
    Paul Maurice 20.50
    Dean Evason 21.75
    John Hynes 21.75
    DJ Smith 22.50
    Name
    Jared Bednar
    Odds by Bettarget
    14.10
    Name
    Gerard Gallant
    Odds by Bettarget
    14.70
    Name
    Bruce Cassidy
    Odds by Bettarget
    15.30
    Name
    Jim Montgomery
    Odds by Bettarget
    16.40
    Name
    Sheldon Keefe
    Odds by Bettarget
    17.60
    Name
    Derek Lalonde
    Odds by Bettarget
    17.90
    Name
    Jay Woodcroft
    Odds by Bettarget
    18.20
    Name
    Bruce Boudreau
    Odds by Bettarget
    18.40
    Name
    Jon Cooper
    Odds by Bettarget
    19.00
    Name
    Rod Brind Amour
    Odds by Bettarget
    19.70
    Name
    Mike Sullivan
    Odds by Bettarget
    20.00
    Name
    Paul Maurice
    Odds by Bettarget
    20.50
    Name
    Dean Evason
    Odds by Bettarget
    21.75
    Name
    John Hynes
    Odds by Bettarget
    21.75
    Name
    DJ Smith
    Odds by Bettarget
    22.50
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