The Florida Panthers can sweep the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4 tonight and advance to the 2023 Stanley Cup Final.
The Panthers also lead the way in Conn Smythe Trophy odds at DraftKings. The Conn Smythe Trophy is annually awarded to the NHL Playoff MVP.
Florida goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (+200) is the betting favorite to hoist the 2023 Conn Smythe Trophy as of Wednesday at DraftKings.
Top Contenders to Win 2023 Conn Smythe Trophy
Here’s a look at current Conn Smythe Trophy odds from DraftKings.
With two potential sweeps looming in the conference finals, the oddsboard is dominated by players from Florida and Vegas. The Golden Knights also carry a 3-0 lead over the Stars heading into Game 4 of the Western Conference Final on Thursday.
Bobrovsky has been a one-man wrecking crew against Carolina in the Eastern Conference Final. He’s allowed only three goals on 135 shots. Bobrovsky started the series with 63 saves in a 3-2 quadruple OT win at Carolina. He’s coming off a 1-0 shutout in Game 3 at Florida.
Florida’s Matthew Tkachuk (+400) has scored two game-winning goals in overtime against the Hurricanes. Overall, he leads the Panthers in goals (7), assists (12), and points (19) in the postseason.
Jack Eichel, also at +400, leads the Vegas Golden Knights with 16 points in the postseason. Those are currently your top-three betting favorites.
Don’t discount Vegas players such as Jonathan Marchessault, Chandler Stephenson, and William Karlsson further down the oddsboard. That trio of players is tied with seven goals apiece to lead Vegas on its likely run to the 2023 Stanley Cup Final.
Also read: Hurricanes vs. Panthers Game 4 Prediction, Odds & Props
How to Read Conn Smythe Trophy Odds
Top-rated sportsbooks post Conn Smythe Trophy odds at the start of the NHL Playoffs. The odds are adjusted based on how the players perform throughout the postseason.
Last week, for example, Tkachuk was the betting favorite at DraftKings. Bobrovsky overtook his teammate atop the betting board after his shutout performance in Game 3 vs. Carolina.
At odds of +200, a $100 bet on Bobrovsky will pay out $200 in winnings (and your original stake back) if he wins the Conn Smythe Trophy. At odds of +400, a $100 wager on Tkachuk and Eichel will return $400 in winnings (and your bet stake back) if either are named 2023 NHL Playoff MVP.
Recent Conn Smythe Trophy Winners & Payouts
Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association vote on the MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Notably, a forward hasn’t won the Conn Smythe Trophy since 2019 when St. Louis Blues center Ryan O’Reilly captured the award. As you’ll see in the chart below, O’Reilly also paid out at the highest odds (+5000) in recent years.
Colorado defenseman Cale Makar is the most recent Conn Smythe winner after the Avalanche won the 2022 Stanley Cup.
With the help of Sports Odds History, here’s a look at the most recent winners of the Conn Smythe Trophy and their odds heading into the playoffs.
|Cale Makar (D)||Avalanche||+175|
|Andrei Vasilevskiy (G)||Lightning||+125|
|Victor Hedman (D)||Lightning||+450|
|Ryan O'Reilly (F)||Blues||+5000|
|Alex Ovechkin (F)||Capitals||+220|
|Sidney Crosby (F)||Penguins||+410|
|Sidney Crosby (F)||Penguins||+500|
|Duncan Keith (D)||BlackHawks||+325|
|Justin Williams (F)||Kings||+3000|
Conn Smythe Trophy Odds FAQ
Florida goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is the +200 betting favorite to win the 2023 Conn Smythe Trophy at DraftKings as of this post.
The winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy is chosen at the end of the Stanley Cup Final.
Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby was the last player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in consecutive seasons in 2016 and 2017.
Yes, former goaltender Patrick Roy is the only three-time winner of the Conn Smythe Award. Roy captured the award twice with the Canadiens and once with the Avalanche.
Yes, five players on losing Stanley Cup teams have won the Conn Smythe Trophy. Most recently, Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere captured the award after the Mighty Ducks lost to the New Jersey Devils in the 2003 Stanley Cup Final.