2022 NHL Hart Trophy Odds Tracker
- Who are the top contenders for the 2022 NHL Hart Trophy?
- Connor McDavid is the current favorite after winning last year’s award
- Track and visualize how odds fluctuate throughout the 2021-22 NHL campaign
The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association has awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy to the league’s most valuable player since 1926, a whopping 16 years before the original six era officially began. With 32 teams in the NHL and league parity at an all-time high, the Hart Trophy race has never been more exciting. See which players are competing for the most coveted trophy with up-to-date odds below.
Fans north of the border should be excited. Canada online sports betting is now live, which means Canadian hockey fans can bet on their favorite players to win the Hart Trophy starting with Connor McDavid as the opening favorite!
We’ll be tracking all the odds available at sportsbooks all year, providing you with coverage on how notable players’ odds to win the Hart fluctuate throughout the season.
Top Hart Trophy Contenders
- [Nov 29]: MacKinnon’s odds have worsened significantly from +875 to +2500. McDavid’s teammate, Leon Draisaitl, is starting to creep up on him as the sole favorite. Draisaitl’s odds went from +750 to +288.
- [Nov 10]: Alex Ovechkin leads the league in goals and has seen his NHL Hart Trophy odds shorten significantly since the start of the season. His average odds have dropped from +4250 to +1500. MacKinnon’s average odds have shortened after news broke that he will be out for 3 weeks with a lower-body injury.
- [Oct 20]: McDavid’s hot start has already pushed his odds down to +150 to win the NHL’s MVP. With the news that Kucherov has been moved to LTIR, his average odds have shot up to +3000.
- [Oct 4]: With less than a week until the 2021-22 NHL season starts, Connor McDavid’s odds to win the Hart have already improved substantially. McDavid opened at +400, but his average odds are now +225. MacKinnon’s average odds to win the Hart have lengthened from +500 to +625.
- [July 13]: Connor McDavid opens as the favorite to win the league MVP for the third time after winning the 2021 Hart Trophy. Nikita Kucherov is listed at +800, while McDavid’s teammate, Leon Draisaitl, opened at +1200.
Hart Trophy Odds
|Connor McDavid (Oilers)||+175|
|Leon Draisaitl (Oilers)||+275|
|Alex Ovechkin (Capitals)||+800|
|Auston Matthews (Leafs)||+1600|
|Brad Marchand (Bruins)||+2500|
|Mikko Rantanen (Avalanche)||+2500|
|Nathan MacKinnon (Avalanche)||+2500|
|David Pastrnak (Bruins)||+3000|
|Artemi Panarin (Rangers)||+3000|
|Andrei Vasilevskiy (Lightning)||+3000|
|Anze Kopitar (Kings)||+3000|
|Aleksander Barkov (Panthers)||+3000|
|Sebastian Aho (Hurricanes)||+3500|
|Jonathan Huberdeau (Panthers)||+3500|
|Petr Mrazek (Leafs)||+4000|
|Nikolaj Ehlers (Jets)||+4000|
|Sidney Crosby (Penguins)||+4000|
|Patrice Bergeron (Bruins)||+4000|
|Adam Fox (Rangers)||+4000|
|Kyle Connor (Jets)||+4000|
Odds as of Nov. 29th
NHL Hart Trophy Trends to Consider
- No non-forward has won the Hart in the last 15 years with the sole exception of Carey Price in 2014-2015.
- It’s almost impossible for players to win the Hart Trophy if their teams don’t make the playoffs. It hasn’t happened since Mario Lemieux won the trophy in 1988 and only four times in this history of the league.
- The player who wins the Hart will likely lead the league in either goals, points, or both. The only two post-lockout exceptions to this rule are Taylor Hall in 2018 and Carey Price in 2015.
- Hockey writers not only focus on larger market teams when they cast their votes, but they tend to vote for players in the Eastern Conference. In the post-lockout era, 11 out of 15 Hart Trophy-winners have played in the East.
2022 Hart Trophy Odds for Players on Canadian Teams
Canadian teams are home to a lot of top-flight talent this season, including four of the last 10 winners in Leon Draisaitl (2020), Connor McDavid (2021 & 2017), and Carey Price (2015).
2022 Hart Trophy Odds for Previous Winners
Last 10 Award Winners
|2020-2021||Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)||56||33||72||105||24|
|2019-2020||Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton Oilers)||71||43||67||110||24|
|2018-2019||Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay Lightning)||82||41||87||128||25|
|2017-2018||Taylor Hall (New Jersey Devils)||76||39||54||93||26|
|2016-2017||Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)||82||30||70||100||20|
|2015-2016||Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)||82||46||60||106||27|
|2014-2015||Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens)||66||N/A (1.96 GAA)||N/A (.933 SV%)||N/A (44 W)||27|
|2013-2014||Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)||80||36||68||104||26|
|2012-2013||Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)||48||32||24||56||27|
|2011-2012||Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins)||75||50||59||109||25|
The median age of Hart Trophy winners in the last 10 years is 25. The youngest winner over the last 10 years is Connor McDavid, who was only 20 when he won the Hart in 2017. McDavid won his second Hart in 2021 after scoring 105 points in 56 games, which is roughly 1.9 points per game.
Carey Price was the first goaltender to win the Hart Trophy in 2016 in over 10 years. Jose Theodore won the Hart in 2002 with the Montreal Canadiens as well.
Players with Multiple Trophies
|Wayne Gretzky||9||1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989|
|Gordie Howe||6||1952, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963|
|Eddie Shore||4||1933, 1935, 1936, 1938|
|Bobby Clarke||3||1973, 1975, 1976|
|Mario Lemieux||3||1988, 1993, 1996|
|Howie Morenz||3||1928, 1931, 1932|
|Bobby Orr||3||1970, 1971, 1972|
|Alex Ovechkin||3||2007, 2008, 2013|
|Connor McDavid||2||2017, 2021|
|Sidney Crosby||2||2007, 2014|
|Dominik Hasek||2||1997, 1998|
|Phil Esposito||2||1969, 1974|
|Mark Messier||2||1990, 1992|
Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, and Connor McDavid are the only active players with multiple Hart Trophies.