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The Vezina Trophy is awarded at the conclusion of every season to the goalie deemed to be the best at his position. In contrast to the Hart Trophy, NHL general managers are the sole voters on the Vezina Trophy.

We’ll be tracking odds available at a range of online sportsbooks all year long, providing you with up-to-date coverage on how futures odds shift for different goaltenders around the league. New York sports bettors must be thrilled with the Vezina market, as Rangers netminder’ Igor Shesterkin has opened as the repeat favorite.

Vezina Trophy Top Contenders

2023 Vezina Trophy Odds

Goalie Odds
Igor Shesterkin (Rangers) +250
Andrei Vasilevskiy (Lightning) +500
Ilya Sorokin (Islanders) +800
Thatcher Demko (Canucks) +1800
Jake Oettinger (Stars) +1800
Connor Hellebuyck (Jets) +2000
Jacob Markstrom (Flames) +2000
Frederik Andersen (Hurricanes) +2000
Robin Lehner (Golden Knights) +2500
Darcy Kuemper (Capitals) +2500
Carey Price (Canadiens) +3000
Tristan Jarry (Penguins) +3000
Sergei Bobrovsky (Panthers) +3000
Matt Murray (Maple Leafs) +3000
Marc-Andre Fleury (Wild) +3000
Jordan Binnington (Blues) +3000
Jack Campbell (Oilers) +3000
Alexandar Georgiev (Avalanche) +3500
Carter Hart (Flyers) +4000
John Gibson (Ducks) +5000
Jeremy Swayman (Bruins) +5000
Cal Petersen (Kings) +5000

Odds as of July 18th at DraftKings Sportsbook

The Vezina Trophy is a perennially unpredictable award, perhaps more so than any other major award in the NHL. It’s hard to predict which goaltender is poised to have a heroic season, as goaltenders, more so than any other position in the NHL, are prone to large swings in their play from season to season.

More often than not, goalies who win the Vezina Trophy play in front of a competent defense corps, and an above-average playoff team.

The sole exception to this was in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season when Sergei Bobrovsky won the Vezina despite the Blue Jackets failing to qualify for the postseason.

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Vezina Trends to Consider

  • Nine of the last 13 Vezina Trophy winners came from the Eastern Conference (the Columbus Blue Jackets were in the Western Conference in 2012-2013, when Sergei Bobrovsky won).
  • It’s almost impossible for a goalie to win the Vezina Trophy if their teams don’t make the playoffs. Again, this hasn’t happened since Sergei Bobrovsky in 2013 and only four times in this history of the league, and that was the only time it happened in modern NHL history.
  • It’s essential for the Vezina winner to have a competent backup goalieNo Vezina winner in the last 10 years has exceeded 69 games played. In today’s NHL, rest is a key factor to a goaltender being able to maintain a consistently high level of play, and in order for this to happen a team needs to be able to rely on their backup goaltender to win games.

2023 Vezina Trophy Odds for Previous Winners

Winning more than one Vezina trophy isn’t as rare as you might think, as six different goalies have done it since 1981 (the modern era), and two players, Tim Thomas and Sergei Bobrovsky have accomplished this feat in the last 11 years.

Last 10 Vezina Trophy Winners

Year Player Games Played Record GAA Save Percentage Age
2021-22 Igor Shesterkin (New York Rangers) 53 36-13-4 2.07 .935 25
2020-2021 Marc-Andre Fleury (Golden Knights) 36 (COVID-19 Shortened Season) 26-10-0 1.98 .928 36
2019-2020 Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets) 58 31-21-5 2.57 .922 27
2018-2019 Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay Lightning) 53 39-10-4 2.40 .925 24
2017-2018 Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators) 59 42-13-4 2.31 .927 35
2016-2017 Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus Blue Jackets) 63 41-17-5 2.06 .931 29
2015-2016 Braden Holtby (Washington Capitals) 66 48-9-7 2.20 .922 27
2014-2015 Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens) 66 44-16-6 1.96 .933 27
2013-2014 Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins) 58 36-15-6 2.04 .930 27
2012-2013 Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus Blue Jackets) 38 (Lockout-Shortened Season) 21-11-6 2.00 .932 25

The median age of Vezina Trophy winners in the last ten years is 28. The youngest winner over the previous ten years is Andrei Vasilevskiy, who was only 24 when he won the Vezina in 2019. Shockingly enough, Marc-Andre Fleury won his first Vezina in 2021 at the age of 36.


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Goalies with Multiple Vezina Trophies (Modern Era)

Goalie Vezina Trophies Years
Dominik Hasek (Buffalo Sabres) 6 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 2000-2001
Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils) 4 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2006-2007, 2007-2008
Patrick Roy (Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche) 3 1988-1989, 1989-1990, 1991-1992
Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins) 2 2008-2009, 2010-2011
Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus Blue Jackets) 2 2016-2017
Ed Belfour (Chicago Blackhawks) 2 1990-1991, 1992-1993,

From 1946 to 1981, the Vezina Trophy was awarded to the team that allowed the lowest number of goals throughout a full NHL season. As such, the goalie who played the most games for that team took home the Vezina Trophy. Consequently, the Vezina was regarded as more of a team award than an individual award.

After 1981, the criteria for the award changed. Now NHL general managers vote on who they believe to be the league’s most dominant goaltender at the conclusion of every season.

Archived Vezina Trophy Odds: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

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