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Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers waits for a pass against the Los Angeles Kings.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers looks for a pass during a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Arena on April 07, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP.

Bookmakers have handed the 2022-23 Hart Trophy to Edmonton Oilers superstar center Connor McDavid. Sports betting analyst Neil Parker checks in on the Hart Trophy betting market and assesses the NHL odds from our best sportsbooks.

Anyway you slice it, the race for the 2022-23 Hart Trophy is over.

McDavid has been the frontrunner to take home the honors all season, and it’s telling that FanDuel is the only one of our best sportsbooks even offering a betting market for the award.

The -9000 odds for McDavid to win are beyond prohibitive, too.

Hart Trophy Odds 2023

Connor McDavid-9000 🔥-10000 ❄️
David Pastrnak+4800 ❄️+5000 🔥
Linus Ullmark+4800 ❄️+6000 🔥
Tage Thompson+6000 ❄️+7500 🔥
Jason Robertson+9500 🔥+6000 ❄️
Jack Hughes+9500 🔥+6000 ❄️
Nikita Kucherov+9500 🔥+7500 ❄️

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Hart Trophy odds analysis

The 2022-23 NHL season is rounding the final corner, and McDavid has lapped the field in the Hart Trophy race. Leading the league in points has become commonplace for the 26-year-old star, but this will be the first year McDavid paces the NHL in goals, too.

Not only will he take home the Hart, Art Ross, and Maurice Richard Trophies, McDavid is also going to post the highest, single-season point total since Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux marked the scoresheet 160 times during the 1992-93 campaign.

McDavid opened the season with +300 odds to win the Hart through BetMGM, and the number steadily declined as he strung together multi-point showings as easily as you and I put one foot in front of the other.

Stick tap, No. 97. This year’s Hart Trophy race is a wrap.

Hart Trophy odds movement

As noted, McDavid opened the season at +300 to win the Hart Trophy, and he was trading at -4000 odds through FanDuel in early March. The number has plummeted all the way down to -9000 with nine games remaining on Edmonton's schedule.

Recent Hart Trophy winners

Odds from

YearPlayerPositionTeamPreseason odds
2021-2022Auston MatthewsCToronto Maple Leafs+900
2020-2021Connor McDavidCEdmonton Oilers+600
2019-2020Leon DraisaitlCEdmonton Oilers+4000
2018-2019Nikita KucherovRWTampa Bay Lightning+1500
2017-2018Taylor HallLWNew Jersey DevilsN/A
2016-2017Connor McDavidCEdmonton Oilers+600
2015-2016Patrick KaneRWChicago BlackhawksN/A
2014-2015Carey PriceGMontreal Canadiens+5000
2013-2014Sidney CrosbyCPittsburgh Penguins+300
2012-2013Alex OvechkinLWWashington Capitals+1350

Hart Trophy FAQ

Who won the Hart Trophy last year?

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews won the Hart Trophy for the 2021-2022 season, finishing ahead of McDavid and New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin.

When will the Hart Trophy be decided?

Votes from the Professional Hockey Writers' Association must be filed before the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. The regular season ends on April 13, 2023.

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