NHL Awards Futures Odds

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NHL Award Futures Odds

The ice is cleared, the lights are on, and the puck is ready to be dropped for the 2022-23 NHL season. With the league loaded with all-star talent this season is sure to one for the books.

There’s plenty of NHL hardware to be handed out for the end of the regular season and here at Canadian Sports Betting we have all the best analysis on the favourites for this years NHL player award odds. Get in-depth input on each NHL futures odd and find the best wager possible ahead of the NHL season.

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Hart Trophy: Connor McDavid (+250)

The unrivalled best player in the world, Connor McDavid looks to continue building on his Hall of Fame resume this season as he leads the pack as the favourite to claim what would be his third Hart Trophy win.

Since 2014 Connor McDavid has lead the NHL in points scored, an impressive feat especially considering McDavid didn’t make his NHL debut until 2015. Able to use his elite level skill and unparalleled speed to burn through opposing teams with ease and use his silky mitts to finish up close and personal against even the best netminders in the league.

With McDavid and his Edmonton Oilers looking to make another run at the Stanley Cup, look for McDavid to continue his top-level play as he continues to rack up points and all of the awards and fanfare that come along with it. A bet on the best is always safe money, at (+250) McDavid to win the Hart Trophy is a fantastic NHL Futures wager with great value attached.

Vezina Trophy: Igor Shesterkin (+250)

Last seasons Vezina Trophy winner, Igor Shesterkin is looking to go back-to-back in claiming the top goaltender honour. It has been well over a decade since we’ve seen a goalie secure Vezina victories in consecutive seasons since Martin Brodeur accomplished the feat in 2007 & 2008.

Last season not only was Shesterkin the top goaltender in the NHL but was even a finalist in the Hart Trophy race, the first goaltender to finish top-three in voting since Sergei Bobrovsky in 2017. In the 2021-22 season Shesterkin led the field in goals against average and save-percentage, while still putting up six shutouts and 36 total wins on the season.

Shesterkin was an integral part of the New York Rangers success last season, keeping them in close games and securing wins against top opponents. With the Rangers set for another big season as they look to claim the franchises first Stanley Cup victory since 2014, much of this potential success will ride on the shoulders of Shesterkin.

This dominance showcased exactly how spectacular Shesterkins ability truly is and firmly placed him in the upper echelon of goalies and is showing no signs of slowing down. With reliable back-up netminder Alexandar Georgiev getting shipped off to the Colorado Avalanche in the offseason, look for Shesterkin to receive an even larger roll on the Rangers this season, securing ample time between the pipes.

At (+250) Shesterkin is an amazing look for anyone wanting to wager on NHL player award futures and still could generate hefty returns even as an early-favourite.

Norris Trophy: Cale Makar (+135)

In just his third NHL season Cale Makar established himself as not just the top defenceman in the NHL, but one of the best players in the world. With elite puck handling and playmaking ability as well as some of the best hockey IQ we’ve ever seen, Makar is poised to grow into a generational talent.

Often compared to NHL great, Bobby Orr, Makar skates like the wind and can control the pace of the game on both sides of the puck. Not a one trick pony, Makar easily takes over when needed and can single handily win games for his team. In the past two seasons Makar is tied for the lead in most points scored by a defenceman with Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman.

As the reigning Norris Trophy and Conn Smythe winner, Makar is posed for another history making season as he sets out to win his second Norris trophy. If Makar is able to secure the top defenceman honours again in 2023, he will be the first player to go back-to-back since Niklas Lidstrom capped off a threepeat of the Norris from 2006-2008.

With the defending Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche setting themselves back up for another run at the Cup, look for Makar to continue to elevate his game as he and his team look to chase history both team performance-wise but personally as well.

Maurice Richard Trophy: Auston Matthews (+190)

One of the NHLs most prolific goal scorers, the defending Rocket Richard winner Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs is set to repeat his goal scoring efforts from last season and once again lead the league in finding the back of the net.

Coming off the first 60-goal season recorded in 10 years, Matthews was sensational for the Maple Leafs, able to score from seemingly anywhere on the ice in any situation. An elite scoring threat on the NHLs best powerplay unit, Matthews cannon-shot is nearly unstoppable for even the most talented goalies in the league.

This wasn’t a one-off season either, Matthews has consistently proven he is a generational goal-scorer as his totals lead the NHL over the past three seasons and he continues to establish himself as the best American-born goal scorer in league history.

In each of the past four seasons Matthews goals per-game average has increased and has shown no signs of regression. With his goal scoring prowess only growing greater, look for Matthews to continue to produce as the focal point of the Maple Leaf offence and tally his fair share of goals before skating away with his third Rocket Richard victory in as many years.

Calder Trophy: Mason McTavish (+400)

The third-overall selection in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, Mason McTavish leads all eligible players in the race for the NHLs top Rookie honour. McTavish made his NHL debut in the 2021-22 season, registering two goals and an assist in nine appearances for the Anahiem Ducks.

As a member of the young Ducks squad McTavish will have ample room to gain experience and ice time in a thin forward rotation. With the opportunity to carve himself a big role on his team, McTavish could net himself some impressive stats as he sets out to make a name for himself in the pros in his first full NHL campaign.

McTavish has established himself as one of the top NHL prospects putting up impressive numbers in his junior career tallying 40-points in 24 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs of the OHL, as well as 17- points in seven games at the 2022 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Arguably even more impressive with this is McTavish isn’t just putting up numbers individually, his impact directly correlates to winning as the Bulldogs won the OHL Championship and the Canadian Junior Team took home Gold, largely in thanks to McTavish.

With a bright future awaiting him look for Mason McTavish to begin making headlines in the NHL and start carving out his place in the pros. At (+400) to claim the Calder Trophy he possesses the best odds value-wise of any major award favourite in the NHL.

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