NHL Trophy Candidates and Prop Bets for 2018-2019

Betting the NHL

UPDATED (9/30/18)

Last Year’s Winners

  • Taylor Hall won the Hart Trophy
  • Victor Hedman took the Norris Trophy (he made our list of possibles)
  • Pekka Rinne was selected as the Vezina Trophy winner
  • Matthew Barzal won the Calder Trophy

The Hart Trophy Candidates for 2018-2019

The Hart Trophy is awarded to the player that is judged most valuable to his team and is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. It was named in honor of Cecil Hart in 1923 and donated by his son David Hart. Cecil Hart was a former coach for the Montreal Canadiens.

We are presenting the odds to win this award and will include, at a later date, our picks to win the coveted award.

(odds from My Bookie as of 9/30/18)

Connor McDavid: 10/3
Sidney Crosby: 13/2
Auston Matthews: 10/1
Alexander Ovechkin: 10/1
John Tavares: 10/1
Taylor Hall: 15/1
Nikita Kucherov: 15/1
Nathan MacKinnon: 15/1
Mark Scheifele: 15/1
Anze Kopitar: 18/1
Evgeni Malkin: 18/1
Patrick Kane: 20/1
Claude Giroux: 25/1
Brad Marchand: 25/1
Steven Stamkos: 25/1
Vladimir Tarasenko: 25/1
Jack Eichel: 33/1
Jamie Benn: 40/1
Patrik Laine: 40/1
Nicklas Backstrom: 50/1
Filip Forsberg: 50/1
Johnny Gaudreau: 50/1
Ilya Kovalchuk: 50/1
Evgeny Kuznetsov: 50/1
Artemi Panarin: 50/1
Tyler Seguin: 50/1
Blake Wheeler: 50/1
Logan Couture: 66/1
Phil Kessel: 75/1
Joe Pavelski: 75/1
Aleksander Barkov: 100/1
Jonathan Marchessault: 100/1
David Pastrnak: 100/1
Alexander Radulov: 100/1

 

The Vezina Trophy is given to the best goaltender in the National Hockey League as voted on by the NHL General Managers. Our choices for this award will be coming soon!

Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus Blue Jackets) +450
Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay Lightning) +500
Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets) +500
John Gibson (Anaheim Ducks) +800
Braden Holtby (Washington Capitals) +900

Norris Trophy Candidates for 2018-19

The Norris Trophy in the NHL might be the most subjective of all the awards they give out. This award is for the top defensive player who demonstrates the greatest all-around ability in the position. This award does include how the player does on defense and offense. In the past, the winners have shown they can play both offense and defense.

Victor Hedman (Lightning) 5/1
Drew Doughty (Kings) 8/1
Aaron Ekblad (Panthers) 8/1
Ryan Suter (Wild) 10/1
John Klingberg (Stars) 12/1

 

Calder Trophy

Elias Pettersson, F
Vancouver Canucks
Pick: No. 5, 2015 draft
Calder odds: 4/1

Rasmus Dahlin, D
Buffalo Sabres
Pick: No. 1, 2018
Calder odds: 6/1

Andrei Svechnikov, F
Carolina Hurricanes
Pick: No. 2, 2018
Calder odds: 6/1

Eeli Tolvanen, F
Nashville Predators
Pick: No. 30, 2017
Calder odds: 13/2

Rocket Richard Trophy for Most Goals
Alex Ovechkin (Capitals) 5/1
Tyler Seguin (Stars) 10/1
Patrik Laine (Jets) ) 10/1
Conor McDavid (Oilers) 11/1
Nathan MacKinnon (Avalanche) 13/1

NEXT FRANCHISE TO WIN ITS FIRST STANLEY CUP ODDS
Predators 6/1
Jets 7/1
Golden Knights 15/2
Panthers 9/1
Sharks 10/1
Blue Jackets 10/1
Wild 12/1
Blues 12/1
Sabres 18/1
Canucks 22/1
Coyotes 24/1
Senators 24/1

 

NEXT CANADIAN TEAM TO WIN THE STANLEY CUP ODDS
Jets 7/2
Leafs 7/2
Oilers 9/2
Flames 6/1
Canadiens 10/1
Canucks 12/1
Senators 14/1

Vegas Golden Knights Prop Bets

O/U Golden Knights 2018-19 point total 101.5
Odds Golden Knights make the 2019 playoffs 1/4
Odds Golden Knights reach the 2019 Stanley Cup finals 7/1
O/U years until Golden Knights reach the finals again 6.5
Odds the next NHL expansion team (Seattle) reaches the finals in year one 65/1