Odds to win the Vezina Trophy: Shesterkin, Vasilevskiy are tied at the top
Reigning Vezina Trophy winner Igor Shesterkin has the shortest odds to win in 2022-23, tied with Andrei Vasilevskiy. Photo by Chris O'Meara/AP.

Many Stanley Cup contenders are built from the net out, and the Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the goalie who does the best job of putting his team in that position.

The latest: Last year's Vezina winner, Igor Shesterkin, currently shares the shortest odds alongside frequent Vezina contender (and 2018-19 winner) Andrei Vasilevskiy. Not to be overshadowed by his countrymen, Ilya Sorokin offers some value with the third-shortest odds.

Check out the latest Vezina Trophy odds with the season still two months away.

Vezina Trophy odds

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

PlayerOdds (Sept. 28)Odds (Sept. 23)
Igor Shesterkin+350+350
Andrei Vasilevskiy+350+350
Juuse Saros+1,000+1,000
Ilya Sorokin+1,100+1,100
Jacob Markstrom+1,300+1,300
Frederik Andersen+1,700+1,700
Thatcher Demko+1,700+1,700
Jake Oettinger+1,700+1,700
Jack Campbell+2,500+2,500
Connor Hellebuyck+2,500+2,500
Darcy Kuemper+2,500+2,500

Odds as of 4:35 p.m. on 09/28/2022.

Best odds to win the Vezina Trophy

The favourite: Igor Shesterkin (+350), Andrei Vasilevskiy (+350)

It's pretty easy to buy into the Shesterkin hype.

Last year's runaway Vezina winner, who received 29 of 32 first-place votes, led the NHL in save percentage (.935), goals-against average (2.07) and goals saved above average (44.9). His SV% surpassed each of the 10 previous Vezina winners.

Shesterkin is only 26, and his ascent comes as the Rangers enter their competitive window. The Rangers' core (Mika Zibanejad, Artemi Panarin, Chris Kreider) is complemented by young stars like Alexis Lafreniere and Adam Fox, which could make this team the class of the Metro Division this year.

As for Vasilevskiy, his squad in Tampa has been a stalwart competitor in the Atlantic Division for quite some time.

As a result, Vasilevskiy has led the NHL in wins for five consecutive seasons. He's finished third or better in Vezina voting four times in that span, including a win in 2018-19.

Vasilevskiy was a true workhorse in 2021-22, starting 63 games (the most for him since 2017-18). Efficiency trumps volume for this award, though, so a bit more rest could serve him well.

Those 63 starts came with a .916 SV% — his lowest mark in six years as a starter.

Other Vezina Trophy choices

Best value: Ilya Sorokin (+1,100)

Sorokin has the third-shortest odds, but there are a bunch of goalies priced in a similar range as him. And we like the Russian the most of all of them.

Sorokin received one first-place ballot in last year's Vezina Trophy voting, making him a sneaky sixth-place finisher. We're not saying he should've beaten out Shesterkin, but just look at where Sorokin ranked among 55 goalies with 1,000-plus minutes skated at 5-on-5:

Statistic (at 5v5)ValueNHL rank
Save percentage.9361st
High-danger save percentage.8831st
Goals saved above average/600.641st
Stats via Natural Stat Trick

Sorokin's special teams numbers are a bit less flashy, but he was arguably the best even-strength goalie in the league last year.

Through two NHL seasons (74 games), the 27-year-old has a stellar 2.33 GAA and a .923 SV%.

Under Barry Trotz, the Islanders were typically a stout defensive squad — and that helps the goalie, of course. Trotz is gone, but the Islanders went with an internal hire (Lane Lambert) for his replacement. So ideally, the team's system shouldn't change drastically.

Player to watch: Jake Oettinger (+1,700)

He wasn't rewarded with a series victory, but Oettinger really put on a show in the opening round of last year's NHL playoffs.

In seven games against the high-octane Flames, Oettinger posted a .954 SV% and 11.9 goals saved above average. That series marked the 23-year-old's arrival in a major way.

As a first-round pick back in 2017, Oettinger was expected to handle starter's duties in the NHL someday. He made 46 starts last year, posting a respectable 2.53 GAA and a .914 SV%.

With Braden Holtby out the door, we expect Oettinger's opportunities to increase — right alongside his chance to contend for the Vezina.

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