2017 NHL Awards Odds

Tomorrow night, not only will the Vegas Golden Knights reveal their first roster to the world, the major NHL awards will be announced.

Unlike some of the other sports, most sportsbooks don’t offer odds frequently (or at all) for the NHL awards. However, Bovada has updated their odds for the three finalists for all of the major awards. Many of them appear to be near-locks, including some of the biggest.

Hart Trophy

Player Bovada (6/20) Paddy Power (1/31) Paddy Power (11/30) BetOnline (10/11) BetOnline (10/5)
Connor McDavid -650 +210 +210 +600 +800
Sidney Crosby +400 +210 +500 +300 +250
Sergei Bobrovsky +1100 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Evgeni Malkin N/A +700 +2000 +1800 +1800
Patrick Kane N/A +1000 +850 +600 +600
Devan Dubnyk N/A +1000 N/A N/A N/A
Brent Burns N/A +1000 +2500 N/A N/A
Sergei Bobrovsky N/A +1300 N/A N/A N/A
Vladimir Tarasenko N/A +1300 +1000 +1600 +2000
Tyler Seguin N/A +2200 +1700 +1400 +1400
Artemi Panarin N/A +2500 +1700 N/A N/A
Mark Scheifele N/A +3000 +1200 N/A N/A
Nikita Kucherov N/A +3500 +700 +2500 +2500
Joe Pavelski N/A +3500 +3000 +3300 +3300
Carey Price N/A N/A +500 +1400 +1400
Alex Galchenyuk N/A N/A +1300 N/A N/A
Alex Ovechkin N/A N/A +2000 +800 +800
Erik Karlsson N/A N/A +2500 +2000 +2000
Jamie Benn N/A N/A N/A +1000 +1000
John Tavares N/A N/A N/A +1200 +1200
Steven Stamkos N/A N/A N/A +1800 +1800
Anze Kopitar N/A N/A N/A +2500 +2500
Ryan Getzlaf N/A N/A N/A +2500 +2500
Claude Giroux N/A N/A N/A +2500 +2500
Corey Perry N/A N/A N/A +3300 +3300
Joe Thornton N/A N/A N/A +4000 +4000

Sidney Crosby just won the Conn Smythe trophy and another Stanley Cup, but it appears the next great NHL star will be taking home his first MVP trophy. Though he never had many doubters, Connor McDavid proved that he was the real deal this season by leading the league in points with 100 and turning the Oilers into a Stanley Cup contender. Crosby had a great year himself, but had former MVP Evgeni Malkin helping the Penguins along the way. As we’ve seen in the past, the Penguins can do pretty well when Crosby is injured. Without McDavid, the Oilers may have been a cellar-dweller like they were the decade before he was drafted.

Norris Trophy

Player Bovada (6/20) Paddy Power (1/31) Paddy Power (11/30) SIA (10/5)
Brent Burns -320 -333 +350 +700
Erik Karlsson +180 +850 +450 +290
Victor Hedman +2500 +850 +700 N/A
Kevin Shattenkirk N/A +1300 +1000 +2000
Shea Weber N/A +1700 +450 +850
Duncan Keith N/A +1700 +1000 +700
Zach Werenski N/A +2500 +1000 N/A
Dustin Byfuglien N/A +3000 +3000 +2500
Ryan Suter N/A +3500 +1200 +2500
Ryan McDonagh N/A +3500 +2000 N/A
Drew Doughty N/A +5000 +1700 +600
Kris Letang N/A N/A +1300 +700
Shayne Gostisbehere N/A N/A +1700 +3000
Brent Seabrook N/A N/A +1700 N/A
Oliver Ekman-Larsson N/A N/A +2000 +2500
PK Subban N/A N/A +2500 +700
Roman Josi N/A N/A +2500 +1000
Alex Pietrangelo N/A N/A +2500 N/A
John Klingberg N/A N/A +3500 +2500
Mark Giordano N/A N/A N/A +1200
John Carlson N/A N/A N/A +2500

Brent Burns has been a solid player for years, but had a career year this past season. Erik Karlsson had a great second half to put himself in the mix, but as the odds reflect, this award has been in Burns’ grasp for months.

Vezina Trophy

Player Bovada (6/20) Paddy Power (1/31) Paddy Power (11/30) SIA (10/5)
Sergei Bobrovsky -400 +300 +1300 N/A
Braden Holtby +220 +210 +1300 +500
Carey Price +2200 +700 -138 +350
Devan Dubnyk N/A +125 +333 N/A
Tuukka Rask N/A +1300 +333 +950
Cam Talbot N/A N/A +2500 N/A
Cory Schneider N/A N/A +3000 +950
Henrik Lundqvist N/A N/A +3500 +750
Corey Crawford N/A N/A +3500 +850
Roberto Luongo N/A N/A +3500 +1400
Martin Jones N/A N/A +3500 +1500
Jake Allen N/A N/A +4000 +2000
Craig Anderson N/A N/A +5000 N/A
John Gibson N/A N/A N/A +3000
Ben Bishop N/A N/A N/A +750
Brian Elliott N/A N/A N/A +3000
Pekka Rinne N/A N/A N/A +800
Jonathan Quick N/A N/A N/A +850
Petr Mrazek N/A N/A N/A +3000

The Blue Jackets were one of the bigger surprises in the league this season and Sergei Bobrovsky is a big reason why. I found it surprising that he was named the third finalist for the Hart Trophy, but I’m not surprised that he is the favorite for the Vezina. He led the league in both goals against average and save percentage and did so without the experienced defensive core in front of him that Braden Holtby had.

Calder Trophy

Player Bovada (6/20) Paddy Power (1/31) Paddy Power (11/30) SIA (10/5)
Auston Matthews -2000 +125 +210 -160
Patrik Laine +550 +333 +260 +275
Zach Werenski +1800 +1300 +333 N/A
Mitchell Marner N/A +333 +450 N/A
Matthew Tkachuk N/A +700 +3000 N/A
William Nylander N/A +1000 +1000 +1000
Matt Murray N/A +1300 +850 N/A
Jimmy Vesey N/A N/A +1700 +1200
Travis Konecny N/A N/A +2000 N/A
Ivan Provorov N/A N/A +3000 N/A
Sebastian Aho N/A N/A +3500 N/A
Dylan Strome N/A N/A N/A +800
Pierre-Luc Dubois N/A N/A N/A +1200
Jesse Puljujarvi N/A N/A N/A +1500

The Calder Trophy race for the top rookie was much tighter than Auston Matthews’ -2000 odds suggest. Matthews finished the season with 40 goals and 69 points, but Patrik Laine was right behind him and actually averaged more goals and points per game. The Maple Leafs also made the playoffs, which Laine’s Jets did not do, but Matthews had help from two rookie teammates in Mitch Marner and William Nylander, both of whom topped 60 points. Either way, Matthews and Laine look like they may become the next Crosby and Ovechkin.

Jack Adams Award

Coach Bovada (6/20)
Mike Babcock -135
John Tortorella +225
Todd McLellan +265

Matthews wasn’t the only reason the Maple Leafs made the playoffs this year. Mike Babcock, former long-time Red Wings coach, made the choice to go to Toronto even though they weren’t going to contend right away. He made the right choice, though, as the Maple Leafs’ young core looks like it could turn the franchise around. John Tortorella of Columbus and Todd McLellan of the Oilers weren’t too shabby either. All three did fine jobs of helping young teams overachieve so if you were to bet on a “bigger” dog amongst these awards, this prop may be for you.

Selke Trophy

Player Bovada (6/20)
Patrice Bergeron -120
Ryan Kesler +130
Mikko Koivu +500

Patrice Bergeron and Ryan Kesler are plenty familiar with this award. Bergeron has three Selkes in his trophy case and has finished second in the voting twice. Kesler has won the award once and has four other top five finishes to his name, including third place last season. I would suggest staying away from this award because there are many different factors that the voters will be considering. If anything, lean towards Kesler at plus money.

Lady Byng Trophy

Player Bovada (6/20)
Johnny Gaudreau +100
Vladimir Tarasenko +100
Mikael Granlund +400

The Lady Byng Trophy is given to the most gentlemanly player in the league…probably not an award Brad Marchand will be winning anytime soon. The small-in-stature Johnny Gaudreau managed to record just four penalty minutes all season long…which is actually pretty impressive. The other two finalists both finished with 12 PIM, which is still impressive. My money will be on Gaudreau, who I feel should be slightly favored over Tarasenko.

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