With the home stretch of the 2021-22 NHL season approaching fast, the Hart Trophy odds board has a Maple Leaf face on top.

The Hart Trophy odds board is stacked with usual suspects but has seen some serious shifts over the last week.

Let’s see where everyone sits in our NHL MVP odds as of April 13.

Odds to win 2021-22 NHL MVP award

PlayerOdds to win NHL MVP 
Auston Matthews-360
Connor McDavid+400
Jonathan Huberdeau+1,800
Johnny Gaudreau+1,800
Igor Shesterkin+1,800
Roman Josi+2,500
Leon Draisaitl+5,000

Odds courtesy of FanDuel on April 13, 2022.

Favorite to win the NHL MVP award

Auston Matthews (-360)

This should come to the surprise of absolutely nobody. After months and months of Connor McDavid at the top of the Hart Trophy odds board, he had finally been overtaken by Auston Matthews who is holding down the top spot for the sixth week in a row at -360.

Even amidst the Leafs’ inconsistencies as a team, the 24-year-old stud has been scorching hot, netting 51 goals in his last 50 games before last night’s loss to Buffalo and a league-leading 58 goals and fifth-best 99 points in his 68 games this season.

He’s now in the driver’s seat as we enter the home stretch of the regular season and may have a 70-goal season to go along with his shiny hardware.

Connor McDavid (+400)

McDavid has been left off the score sheet for a very rare two games in a row which has led to two losses for the Oilers squad. With those two games along with Matthews playing like a mad man McDavid’s odds have dropped from  +250 to +400.

McDavid still leads the NHL with 108 points but after the team struggled for a huge stretch during the middle of the season, McDavid’s odds started to drop with other stars getting more MVP shine.

With that said, if the Oilers can find themselves back in the win column and Connor begins putting up those monstrous numbers we know he’s capable of doing, he may increase his odds by the end of the campaign.

Jonathan Huberdeau (+1,800)

Jonathan Huberdeau has been amongst the hottest players in the NHL recently and it has reflected positively on both his team’s record and his MVP odds. 

The Panther’s star currently has a 12-game point streak and has put up 21 points (9 goals 12 assists) over that stretch and currently sits second in league scoring with 105 points in 72. The Panthers are winners of eight straight and have a comfortable 10-point cushion atop the Atlantic Division.

Huberdeau fell from  +800 to +1,800 this week but that had more to do with the play of Matthews than anything.

Rest of the field

Behind Huberdeau is a new entrance to the Hart Trophy odds board — Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau — at +1,800. He’s racked up a fourth-best 101 points in 73 games and has led the Flames to a Pacific Divison-best 45-19-9 record, nine points clear of the Edmonton Oilers.

Further down the board is Ranger’s Igor Shesterkin (+1,800), who saw his odds drastically fall from +450 after a rough stretch, followed by Nashville defenseman Roman Josi (+2500) and McDavid’s teammate Leon Draisaitl (+5,000).

Understanding NHL MVP odds

Most sportsbooks will display odds in the American format as listed above. When the regular season is nearly finished and a consensus has emerged, you might see a player with a minus sign (-) ahead of his odds, like this:

  • Connor McDavid -400

The (-) means that McDavid is the odds-on favorite, and a bettor would need to wager $400 to win $100. Other contenders in the MVP race might have plus (+) odds to win.

  • Nathan MacKinnon +650

Here, a bettor stood to profit $650 for every $100 wagered. 

If American odds aren’t your thing, simply use a tool like our odds converter to switch the odds to decimal or fractional format. Most online sportsbooks also give you the option to change the odds format that you see.

NHL Hart Trophy history

A quick look at recent NHL MVPs and the position they played.

2020-21Connor McDavidCenterEdmonton Oilers
2019-20Leon DraisaitlCenterEdmonton Oilers
2018-19Nikita KucherovRight WingTampa Bay Lightning 
2017-18Taylor HallLeft WingNew Jersey Devils 
2016-17Connor McDavidCenterEdmonton Oilers
2015-16Patrick KaneRight WingChicago Blackhawks 
2014-15Carey PriceGoalie Montreal Canadiens 
2013-14Sidney CrosbyCenterPittsburgh Penguins 
2012-13Alexander OvechkinRight Wing Washington Capitals 
2011-12Evgeni Malkin Center Pittsburgh Penguins 
2010-11Corey Perry Right WingAnaheim Ducks 
2009-10Henrik Sedin Center Vancouver Canucks
2008-09Alexander OvechkinRight WingWashington Capitals 
2007-08Alexander OvechkinRight WingWashington Capitals 
2006-07Sidney CrosbyCenterPittsburgh Penguins 
2005-06Joe ThorntonCenterBoston Bruins/San Jose Sharks
2003-04Martin St. Louis Right WingTampa Bay Lightning 
2002-03Peter Forsberg CenterColorado Avalanche 
2001-02Jose Theodore GoalieMontreal Canadiens 
2000-01Joe SakicCenterColorado Avalanche 
1999-00Chris ProngerDefensemanSt. Louis Blues

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