2020 Vezina Trophy Odds Tracker
- Who are the top contenders for the 2020 NHL Vezina Trophy?
- Look at odds for individual players, plus additional league and conference-specific trends from past years
- Track, visualize, and interact with a player’s odds as they get longer and shorter throughout the 2019-20 NHL season
The Vezina Trophy is awarded at the conclusion of every season to the goaltender 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 sportsbook all year long, providing you with up to date coverage on how futures odds shift for different goaltenders around the league.
Odds For 2020 Vezina Trophy Favorites
- Jan. 3: The latest Vezina update is severely lacking, only listing six goalies (see table, below).
- Nov. 4: Anaheim’s John Gibson (+550) is the chalk. But Boston’s Tuukka Rask (+750) leads the NHL in both GAA and SV%.
- Oct. 11: Frederik Andersen dropped from +550 to +800 after an ugly start (2-2, 3.75 GAA, .878 SV%). John Gibson (1.26 GAA, .961 SV%) improved from +2000 to +900.
- Oct. 1: Carey Price continues to climb, this time improving from +1500 to +1200.
- Sep. 23: Andrei Vasilevskiy slipped form +550 to +600, while Carey Price and Connor Hellebuyck both improved from +2000 to +1500 in the early going.
- Sep. 16: Frederik Andersen and reigning champion Andrei Vasilevskiy have opened as co-favorites at +550.
Vezina Odds at Bovada
|Player||Odds at Bovada (Jan. 3, 2019)|
|Jordan Binnington (Blues)||+250|
|Connor Hellebuyck (Jets)||+300|
|Ben Bishop (Stars)||+400|
|Tuukka Rask (Bruins)||+700|
|Marc-Andre Fleury (Golden Knights)||+800|
|Semyon Varlamov (Islanders)||+900|
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.
NHL Vezina Trophy Trends to Consider
- Nine of the last 11 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 goalies 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. No 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.
2020 Vezina Trophy Odds for Players on Canadian Teams
Only three Canadian teams see their tenders in the top-15 to start the year: the Leafs’ Frederik Andersen, the Canadiens’ Carey Price, and the Jets’ Connor Hellebuyck.
2020 Vezina Trophy Odds for Previous Winners
Winning more than one Vezina trophy isn’t as rare as you might think, as six different players 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|
|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|
|2010-2011||Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins)||57||35-11-9||2.00||.938||38|
|2009-2010||Ryan Miller (Buffalo Sabres)||69||41-18-8||2.22||.929||30|
The median age of Vezina Trophy winners in the last ten years is just under 30. The youngest winner over the previous ten years is reigning champion Andrei Vasilevskiy, who was only 24 when he won the Vezina in 2019.
Players with Multiple Vezina Trophies Since 1981 (Modern Era)
|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 goaltender 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.