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  • Who are the top contenders for the 2022 NHL Vezina Trophy?
  • Igor Shesterkin is the odds-on favorite to win the 2022 Vezina Trophy 
  • Track, visualize and interact with each goaltender’s odds as they get longer and shorter throughout the 2021-22 NHL season

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 Vezina market, as the Rangers netminder, Igor Shesterkin, currently leads the way as the favorite.

Vezina Trophy Top Contenders

  • [May 11]: Igor Shesterkin, Jacob Markstrom, and Juuse Saros were announced yesterday as finalists for the 2022 Vezina Trophy. At the end of the regular season, Shesterin was a far-and-away favorite at -1500 to win, with Markstrom (+800) and Saros (+6000) some distance behind.
  • [Apr 20]: With his average odds now sitting at -1750, the Vezina Trophy is Shesterkin’s to lose.
  • [Mar 24]: Igor Shesterkin’s odds to win the Vezina keep getting shorter and shorter, as his odds have moved from -120 to -400 since the end of February.
  • [Feb 25]: After another stellar month, Igor Shesterkin is the odds-on favorite to win the league’s best goalie. The Russian netminder currently holds a 1.95 GAA and a .941 SV%, along with three shutouts.
  • [Feb 7]: Igor Shesterkin has completely taken over the Vezina Trophy race. Shesterkin’s odds have improved from +525 to +188, and is now the favorite to win the league’s best goaltender.
  • [Jan 13]: Jack Campbell is now favored with Igor Shesterkin nipping at his heels. The opening favorite to win the Vezina Trophy is the third betting favorite now, with Andrei Vasilevskiy sitting at +600.
  • [Dec 21]: With how hot the Leafs got in the month of December and late November, Jack Campbell’s odds have significantly shortened to win the Vezina Trophy. His odds have improved from +1200 to +625.
  • [Nov 29]: Andrei Vasilevskiy remains the favorite, however, Jacob Markstrom’s odds have improved from +3500 to +1000.
  • [Oct 22]: Igor Shesterkin’s incredible play for the Rangers has dropped his average Vezina Trophy odds significantly from +2100 to +1200.
  • [Oct 5]: After being acquired by the Avalanche in the offseason, Darcy Kuemper’s Vezina odds have shortened substantially from +3500 to +1000.
  • [July 14]: Andrei Vasilevskiy has opened as the favorite to win his second career Vezina Trophy. Last year’s winner, Marc-Andre Fleury is listed at +800 in the opening odds.

2022 Vezina Trophy Odds

Goalie Odds
Igor Shesterkin (Rangers) -1500
Jacob Markstrom (Flames) +800
Frederik Andersen (Hurricanes) +800
Andrei Vasilevskiy (Lightning) +4000
Juuse Saros (Predators) +6000
Darcy Kuemper (Avalanche) +6000
Sergei Bobrovsky (Panthers) +8000
Tristan Jarry (Penguins) +10000
Ville Husso (Blues) +10000
Thatcher Demko (Canucks) +15000

Odds as of April 20th at FanDuel 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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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 its happened in modern NHL history.
  • Its 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.

2022 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 Award Winners

Year Player Games Played Record GAA Save Percentage Age
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
2011-2012 Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers) 62 39-18-5 1.97 .930 30

The median age of Vezina Trophy winners in the last ten years is just approximately 29. 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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 Players with Multiple Trophies Since 1981 (Modern Era)

Player 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: 2021, 2020, 2019

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