NHL Awards Odds at All-Star Break: Connor McDavid Favored to Win Two

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The NHL is currently on its All-Star break, having passed the midpoint of the regular season schedule for each team. Although the number of games played by each club ranges from 48 to 53, it’s still a good time to check in on the latest NHL betting futures odds for the various individual awards around the league.

It appears that two awards races are all but sealed, barring any unforeseen injuries. The odds of the Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid winning the Hart Trophy as the league MVP are -800, with no other player having odds below +1400. McDavid looks to join Wayne Gretzky (nine), Gordie Howe (six), Eddie Shore (four), Howie Morenz (three), Bobby Orr (three), Bobby Clarke (three), Mario Lemieux (three) and Alexander Ovechkin (three) among players with at least three Hart Trophies. McDavid has already won the award in 2017 and 2021.

For the Calder Trophy, which is awarded to the NHL Rookie of the Year, Seattle’s Matty Beniers is the -225 favorite and no one else is below +900. Beniers, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 draft, has 17 goals and 19 assists 47 games. He hasn’t played since January 25th due to injury, but should return after the All-Star break. The Seattle Kraken, being in just their second season, have yet to have a player win a major award.

McDavid Hasn’t Won This Award

Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers has a good chance to complete the Hart and Rocket Richard Trophy double as he’s the -200 favorite to lead the league in goals, with the Boston Bruins’ David Pastrnak coming in second at +180. McDavid currently leads the NHL with a league-best 41 goals compared to Pastrnak’s 38, but neither has ever won the Rocket Richard Trophy, which has only been in existence since the 1998-99 season.

Linus Ullmark of the Boston Bruins is the frontrunner to win the Vezina Trophy at -150, with the Winnipeg Jets’ Connor Hellebuyck at +375 and Dallas Stars’ Jake Oettinger at +650. Ullmark may win the goaltending Triple Crown as he currently leads the NHL in goals-against average (1.90), save percentage (.937) and wins (26). The last Bruin to win the award was Tuukka Rask in 2014, and last year’s winner, Igor Shesterkin of the New York Rangers, is a long shot at +1800 according to sports betting sites.

For the Norris Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s top defenseman, the San Jose Sharks’ Erik Karlsson is the current favorite with odds of +230, followed by the New York Rangers’ Adam Fox (+300), Colorado Avalanche’s Cale Makar (+375) and Boston Sabres’ Rasmus Dahlin (+375).Karlsson previously won the Norris in 2015 while playing for the Ottawa Senators, while Fox won the award in 2021 with the Rangers and Maker won it just a season ago playing for Colorado. Karlsson leads all blueliners with 66 points, but with trade rumors swirling, it’s unclear how much longer he will be with the Sharks.

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