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
|Player||Odds to win NHL MVP|
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.
|2020-21||Connor McDavid||Center||Edmonton Oilers|
|2019-20||Leon Draisaitl||Center||Edmonton Oilers|
|2018-19||Nikita Kucherov||Right Wing||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|2017-18||Taylor Hall||Left Wing||New Jersey Devils|
|2016-17||Connor McDavid||Center||Edmonton Oilers|
|2015-16||Patrick Kane||Right Wing||Chicago Blackhawks|
|2014-15||Carey Price||Goalie||Montreal Canadiens|
|2013-14||Sidney Crosby||Center||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|2012-13||Alexander Ovechkin||Right Wing||Washington Capitals|
|2011-12||Evgeni Malkin||Center||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|2010-11||Corey Perry||Right Wing||Anaheim Ducks|
|2009-10||Henrik Sedin||Center||Vancouver Canucks|
|2008-09||Alexander Ovechkin||Right Wing||Washington Capitals|
|2007-08||Alexander Ovechkin||Right Wing||Washington Capitals|
|2006-07||Sidney Crosby||Center||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|2005-06||Joe Thornton||Center||Boston Bruins/San Jose Sharks|
|2003-04||Martin St. Louis||Right Wing||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|2002-03||Peter Forsberg||Center||Colorado Avalanche|
|2001-02||Jose Theodore||Goalie||Montreal Canadiens|
|2000-01||Joe Sakic||Center||Colorado Avalanche|
|1999-00||Chris Pronger||Defenseman||St. Louis Blues|
Hart Trophy Odds FAQs
Who has the best odds to win the NHL’s Hart Trophy in 2022?
Toronto’s Auston Matthews has the best odds to win this year’s Hart Trophy at +160.
Who won last year’s Hart Trophy?
Connor McDavid won the Hart Trophy in 2021 with preseason odds of +600.
Who’s won the most Hart Trophies?
Wayne Gretzky has won the award nine times, the most in NHL history.