Odds to win the Norris Trophy: Makar is a heavy favourite
Cale Makar has a good chance to repeat as a Norris Trophy winner. Photo by Jack Dempsey/AP.

The NHL season is coming fast, and there are plenty of opportunities to build up your futures portfolio as markets are open for all the major awards.

The latest: Cale Makar is the clear favourite to bring home the hardware for the second consecutive season, Josi isn't going anywhere after an outstanding 2021-22 campaign and Quinn Hughes could be the next young defender to take a leap.

Check out the latest Norris Trophy odds.

Norris Trophy odds

Check out the latest odds to win the Norris Trophy. Click linked odds to add selection to your betslip.

PlayerOddsOdds on September 23
Cale Makar+150+150
Victor Hedman+700+700
Roman Josi+700+700
Adam Fox+900+900
Miro Heiskanen+1,500+1,500
Aaron Ekblad+1,700+1,700
Quinn Hughes+2,000+2,000
Charlie McAvoy+2,000+2,000
Dougie Hamilton+3,000+3,000
Moritz Seider+3,000+3,000

Odds as of 5:39 p.m. on 10/02/2022.

Best odds to win the Norris Trophy

The favourite: Cale Makar (+150)

After winning both the Norris and the Conn Smythe in 2021-22, Makar is the favourite here for good reason. The 23-year-old is an unstoppable force on the ice, and he's averaged over a point per game in his NHL career while producing jaw-dropping possession numbers.

Makar is seen as a driving force on the defending Stanley Cup champions, and if Colorado continues to dominate next season that has a good chance to help his case.

Just because Makar has an unimpeachable resume it doesn't mean he's a mortal lock to win this award. The Avalanche star barely beat Josi in Norris voting last season, and Victor Hedman — who has finished top-three in the voting for this award in every season since 2016-17 — is an ever-present threat.

The biggest concern with putting down a bet on Makar might be his health. His injury history is far from spotless, and at 5-foot-11, 187 pounds, it's reasonable to wonder whether his lack of size could equate to a lack of durability.

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Best value: Roman Josi (+700)

While Makar deserves to be the favourite over Josi, the gap in the odds may be bigger than the gap between the players.

Josi earned more first-place votes for the Norris (98) than Makar (92) last season, after turning in the first 90-point season from a blueliner since Ray Bourque in 1993-94. He probably doesn't have another 96-point campaign up his sleeve, but he plays a complete game that the Nashville Predators are totally reliant on to have any success.

Roman Josi is the straw that stirs the drink for the Predators. Photo by Mark Humphrey/AP.

The Swiss star took his power-play production to another level last season setting career highs in goals (11) and assists (26) with the man advantage. If he's able to build on that step forward he could come close enough to recreating his 2021-22 season to earn this award for the second time.

Player to watch: Quinn Hughes (+2,000)

While this award is ostensibly for the best overall defenceman, recent history tells us that players who put up massive points totals tend to win.

Although Hughes isn't in the same tier as Makar, Josi, or Hedman, his offensive numbers could jump off the page.

The 22-year-old American broke out last season with 68 points, another leap forward would put him right amongst the league's top defencemen. That's far from a given, but Hughes is one of the most dynamic playmaking blueliners in the NHL — and he's got Makar-like possession metrics in his back pocket to impress analytically inclined award voters.

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