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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, who is the favorite to win. Colorado online sports betting markets, meanwhile, list Nathan MacKinnon as a longshot at +922.

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

Hart Trophy Odds

Player
Best Odds
DraftKings
FanDuel
BetMGM
Bet365
McDavid, Connor
Mackinnon, Nathan
Matthews, Auston
FanDuel
+1000
+1000
Hughes, Jack
DraftKings
+1100
+1100
+1000
Kaprizov, Kirill
DraftKings
+2000
+2000
+2000
Draisaitl, Leon
DraftKings
+2000
+2000
+2000
Pastrnak, David
DraftKings
+2000
+2000
+2000
Kucherov, Nikita
DraftKings
+2000
+2000
+2000
Makar, Cale
DraftKings
+3000
+3000
+2000
Tkachuk, Matthew
DraftKings
+4000
+4000
+3000
Robertson, Jason
DraftKings
+4000
+4000
+4000
Bedard, Connor
DraftKings
+4000
+4000
+3000
Panarin, Artemi
DraftKings
+4000
+4000
+4000
Hughes, Quinn
DraftKings
+5000
+5000
+4000
Eichel, Jack
FanDuel
+7000
+5000
+7000

Hart Trophy odds shown in the table above are updated every 20-30 minutes from FanDuel, DraftKings and other reputable sports betting sites. If you’re not already signed up at FanDuel, claim the best signup bonus with the FanDuel promo code.

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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, 12 out of 16 Hart Trophy-winners have played in the East.

2024 Hart Trophy Odds for Players on Canadian Teams

Canadian teams are home to a lot of top-flight talent this season, including five of the last 10 winners in Auston Matthews (2022), Leon Draisaitl (2020), Connor McDavid (2021 & 2017), and Carey Price (2015).

2024 Hart Trophy Odds for Previous Winners

The last player to win the Hart Trophy in back-to-back seasons was Alex Ovechkin (2008 & 2009). Wayne Gretzky won the award eight times in a row from 1980-1987.

 Last 10 Hart Trophy Winners

Year Player Games Goals Assists Points Age
2022-2023 Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers) 82 64 89 153 26
2021-2022 Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs) 73 60 46 106 24
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

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 Hart Trophies

Player Hart Trophies Years
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 3 2017, 2021
Sidney Crosby 2 2007, 2014
Dominik Hasek 2 1997, 1998
Phil Esposito 2 1969, 1974
Mark Messier 2 1990, 1992

Alex Ovechkin, Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby are the only active players with multiple Hart Trophies.


Archived Hart Trophy odds: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

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