2023-24 NHL MVP Odds: Hart Now MacKinnon's to Lose

The NHL MVP race gets more and more exciting with each week of action. Nathan MacKinnon's grip as the favorite slipped away from him, but a monster March him back in the driver's seat.

Apr 10, 2024 • 15:03 ET • 4 min read
Nathan MacKinnon Colorado Avalanche NHL
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports

What is there to do when the person right behind you in the NHL odds is starting to pull away in the points race as he leads his team to a playoff spot? You go out and score a hat trick to secure your first 50-goal season and NHL MVP.

That's exactly what Nathan MacKinnon did, and at this point, we shouldn't be shocked considering he's given us jaw-dropping moments all season.

Check out the updated NHL MVP odds before running off and making any NHL picks.

Odds to win 2023-24 NHL MVP award

Player DraftKings FanDuel Sports Interaction 
Miami Nathan MacKinnon -475 -470 -500
Clemson Nikita Kucherov +450 +460 +450
Florida State Connor McDavid +1,300 +1,100 +1,100
Louisville Auston Matthews +2,200 +2,400 +2,500

Odds as of April 10, 2024.

Best NHL bonuses

BetMGM New Users
Get a no-sweat first bet
up to $1,500! Claim Now

Caesars New Users
Get up to $1,000 in bonus bets
if your first bet doesn't win! Claim Now

Eligible USA locations only. Also, see our full list of best sportsbook promotions for 2024.
21+. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER

Latest NHL MVP odds update

4/10/2024: Hats off to Nikita Kucherov, who was essentially stuck in the No. 2 spot on the odds board behind the likes of Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, and even Auston Matthews. He may win the Art Ross, but the odds are indicating this award is heading Nate's way. Even a 70-goal season is unlikely to land Matthews the Hart.

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 trends

  • The last player to win the Hart Trophy and Stanley Cup in a single season was Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis (2004).
  • Carey Price was the last goaltender (2015) to win the MVP award.
  • Alexander Ovechkin was the last player to repeat as the Hart winner (2008 and 2009).
  • Centers have won six of the last 10 MVP awards.
  • The last time a defenseman won the Hart Trophy was Chris Pronger back in the 1999-00 season.

NHL Hart Trophy history

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

Season Player Position Team
2022-23 Connor McDavid Center Oilers Edmonton Oilers
2021-22 Auston Matthews Center Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs
2020-21 Connor McDavid Center Oilers Edmonton Oilers
2019-20 Leon Draisaitl Center Oilers Edmonton Oilers
2018-19 Nikita Kucherov Right Wing Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 
2017-18 Taylor Hall Left Wing Devils New Jersey Devils 
2016-17 Connor McDavid Center Oilers Edmonton Oilers
2015-16 Patrick Kane Right Wing Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 
2014-15 Carey Price Goalie  Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 
2013-14 Sidney Crosby Center Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 
2012-13 Alexander Ovechkin Right Wing  Capitals Washington Capitals 
2011-12 Evgeni Malkin  Center  Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 
2010-11 Corey Perry  Right Wing Ducks Anaheim Ducks 
2009-10 Henrik Sedin  Center  Canucks Vancouver Canucks
2008-09 Alexander Ovechkin Right Wing Capitals Washington Capitals 
2007-08 Alexander Ovechkin Right Wing Capitals Washington Capitals 
2006-07 Sidney Crosby Center Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 
2005-06 Joe Thornton Center Bruins Boston Bruins/ Sharks San Jose Sharks 
2003-04 Martin St. Louis  Right Wing Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 
2002-03 Peter Forsberg  Center Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 

NHL MVP award winners by position

Position Hart Trophy awards
Center 53
Right wing 18
Left wing 13
Goalie 8
Defenseman 7

Centers won the Hart Trophy 17 times over an 18-year period from 1979 to 1996. Wayne Gretzky personally skated away with the league's MVP award eight straight times during that era.

Google News
Stay updated with the latest picks, odds, and news! Tap the star to add us to your favorites on Google News to never miss a story.

Hart Trophy Odds FAQs

Pages related to this topic

Popular Content

Legal Canadian sports betting

Best Canadian betting sites Ontario sports betting
Covers 25 Years Logo Established in 1995,
Covers is the world
leader in sports
betting information.
Covers is verified safe by: Evalon Logo GPWA Logo GDPR Logo GeoTrust Logo Evalon Logo