NHL Conn Smythe Trophy Odds & Best Bets

Last Updated: May 23, 2023

The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

There are only four teams left, which means the field of available candidates has shrunk drastically. Still, there is great value to be had on betting on the playoff MVP.

Here’s a look at the odds for 2023 Conn Smythe Trophy.

2023 NHL Conn Smythe Trophy Winner Odds

You can bet on the latest and most optimal NHL odds for players to earn one of the most difficult awards.

NHL Conn Smythe Trophy odds used in this article are current as of Tuesday, May 23, at DraftKings Sportsbook. Strikethrough indicates line movement from last week.

  • Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Florida Panthers (+1000) (+210)
  • Matthew Tkachuk, LW, Florida Panthers (+750) (+400)
  • Jack Eichel, C, Vegas Golden Knights (+600) (+500)
  • Mark Stone, RW, Vegas Golden Knights (+1000) (+600)
  • Roope Hintz, C, Dallas Stars (+900) (+1600)
  • Jonathan Marchessault, RW, Vegas Golden Knights (+3000) (+1800)
  • Adin Hill, G, Vegas Golden Knights (+2500) (+2000)
  • Aleksander Barkov, C, Florida Panthers (+2500)
  • Carter Verhaeghe, LW, Florida Panthers (+1500) (+2500)
  • Chandler Stephenson, C, Vegas Golden Knights (+2500)
  • Jake Oettinger, G, Dallas Stars (+1500) (+2500)
  • Joe Pavelski, RW, Dallas Stars (+1500) (+2500)
  • William Karlsson, LW, Vegas Golden Knights (+2500)

Conn Smythe Trophy Best Bet 2023

Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Florida Panthers (+210)

The man nicknamed Bob is putting forth a goaltending run for the ages. Bobrovsky, who took over for backup Alex Lyon midway through Florida’s first-round series against the Boston Bruins, has won 11 of his 13 starts while pushing Florida to the brink of the Stanley Cup final.

There have only been five instances where a player from the team that did not win the Stanley Cup claimed the Conn Smythe Trophy, and in four of those instances (Roger Crozier 1966, Glenn Hall 1968, Ron Hextall 1987, Jean-Sébastien Giguère 2003), it’s been a goalie who won.

Bobrovsky is having the type of run that would earn him the award if the Panthers lost in the Cup final, as long as he continued to play relatively well. His odds have dipped from +4000 three weeks ago, but he’s still a great value at $2.10 profit per $1 wagered.

Take advantage with this NHL top pick now before his odds plummet.

Conn Smythe Trophy Favorites 2023

Matthew Tkachuk, LW, Florida Panthers (+400)

The pesky but ultra-skilled Florida forward has been the breakout star of this season. Tkachuk had an MVP-caliber season, by virtue of his stance as a Hart Trophy finalist, then has done it all for Florida throughout its run to the final four.

Tkachuk has produced points (19 through 15 games) and scored three game-winning goals, with two coming in the first two conference-final games against Carolina.

Tkachuk is about the only Florida player who could unseat Bobrovsky if the Panthers win.

Jack Eichel, C, Vegas Golden Knights (+500)

With apologies to fans from Buffalo, Eichel is the favorite to become the second former Sabres star in the past five seasons to win the Conn Smythe Trophy (Ryan O’Reilly for St. Louis in 2019).

Much was made about Eichel participating in his first playoffs, despite the fact it is already his eighth NHL season. But Eichel is leading Vegas in points through 13 games and has been the Golden Knights’ best player most nights.

If Vegas wins the Cup, and Eichel continues to put up big offensive numbers, it’ll be difficult for voters to pick anyone else, especially for the number of storylines it would produce.

Mark Stone, RW, Vegas Golden Knights (+600)

Stone and the Golden Knights’ Stanley Cup odds are still an extremely good value play due to the fact they’re six wins from the Stanley Cup. But the Golden Knights should still be considered the favorite to win the Stanley Cup, and if they do, Stone will be on the short list of Conn Smythe contenders.

Stone checks all the boxes of a Conn Smythe Trophy candidate, particularly for Vegas. Stone has also scored huge goals for Vegas all postseason and put up points.

He’s also Canadian, which will enter the conversation if it comes down to Stone or Eichel, plus he plays an exceptional two-way game and is renowned for his leadership since he wears the ‘C.’

Conn Smythe Trophy Contenders 2023

Roope Hintz, C, Dallas Stars (+1600)

Hintz is criminally underrated — did you know he’s had consecutive 37-goal seasons? — but has jumped into the spotlight in these playoffs. He leads all postseason players in points (22) and has the most goals of any player who is still playing (10).

Hintz is currently the favorite to win the award from the Stars, and if he keeps producing points and the Stars keep winning, voters will have to consider him.

Jonathan Marchessault, RW, Vegas Golden Knights (+1800)

Marchessault is heating up right in time to get considered for the Conn Smythe Trophy. He posted eight points in a four-game span between the second round and the Western Conference final, including a hat trick in the series-deciding Game 6 against Edmonton.

Marchessault is a long shot based on Vegas’ superstar talent. But if he keeps producing, he’ll be in the conversation.

Joe Pavelski, RW, Dallas Stars (+2500)

With all due respect to Hintz and goalie Jake Oettinger, Pavelski should be the favorite among Stars players to win the Conn Smythe. He is the sentimental favorite by virtue of his status as a veteran who has never won the Cup, plus he’s second on the team in playoff goals despite missing all but Game 1 of Dallas’ first-round series against Minnesota.

Given his production and pedigree, the Conn Smythe could be something of a lifetime-achievement award if the Stars win the Cup.

Conn Smythe Trophy Sleepers 2023

Jake Oettinger, G, Dallas Stars (+2500)

Oettinger has been surprisingly mortal, especially on the road, in the playoffs. But there is still ample time for him to take over.

Oettinger nearly stole Dallas’ first-round series against Calgary in 2022 and has all the talent to put the Stars on his back. They have had surprisingly little difficulty scoring goals, so if Oettinger takes off, Dallas could get hot in a hurry.

Brandon Montour, D, Florida Panthers (+4000)

Montour is an elite offensive defenseman, proven by his 73-point regular season, but has been awesome on both ends of the ice this postseason. He’s lying in the weeds a bit, but if he starts putting up goals and points again, Montour will get back into the Conn Smythe conversation.

Frederik Andersen, G, Carolina Hurricanes (+5000)

Andersen has battled Bobrovsky shot for shot in the Eastern Conference final but has unfortunately been unable to finish, with just one extra save than the Panthers netminder.

Andersen is super-talented, and he’s been awesome all postseason, but he’ll need to play on a super-human level for Carolina to rebound from a 3-0 hole. If he does, he’ll almost certainly become the Carolina candidate.


Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a seasoned sportswriter who has covered pro sports since 2013 for various websites, including The New York Times,, Bleacher Report,, USA Today, the Associated Press and many others. His debut book, titled "The Whalers" about the history of the NHL's Hartford Whalers, was released in October 2021.

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