2022 NHL Player Futures: Vasilevskiy Remains Favorite To Win Vezina Trophy

After leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles, reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner Andrei Vasilevskiy opened the 2021-22 NHL season as a +300 favorite to win the NHL’s best goaltender award for the second time in his career. He has fallen a bit to +500, but Vasilevskiy remains the overwhelming favorite to capture his second Vezina Trophy at the end of the 2022 NHL season.

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2022 Vezina Trophy Odds

Bovada
Andrei Vasilevskiy+500
Connor Hellebuyck+900
Igor Shesterkin+800
Frederik Andersen+1000
Jacob Markstrom+1000
Marc-Andre Fleury+1200
Carey Price+1400
Darcy Kuemper+1400
Sergei Bobrovsky+1400
Elvis Merzlikins+1500
Jordan Binnington+1600
Robin Lehner+1800
Philipp Grubauer+1800
Semyon Varlamov+1800
Jack Campbell+1800
Juuse Saros+1800
Thatcher Demko+2000
Ilya Sorokin+2500
Petr Mrazek+2500
Carter Hart+2800
Alex Nedeljkovic+3000
Cam Talbot+3000
John Gibson+3000
Chris Driedger+3500
Antti Raanta+3500
Anton Khudobin+3500
Vitek Vanecek+3500
Linus Ullmark+4000
Spencer Knight+4000
Cal Petersen+4000
Mike Smith+4000
Mackenzie Blackwood+5000
Tristan Jarry+5000
Kevin Lankinen+6000

Andrei Vasilevskiy is the favorite

No netminder has more wins over than past three seasons than Vasilevskiy’s 105. He also led the NHL last year with 31 wins. Despite his performance between the pipes, Vasilevskiy lost the Vezina to Marc-Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights.

Nine games into the 2021-22 campaign, Vasilevskiy has a 2.40 goals against average and a .919 save percentage. He has not won a game by shutout this season. In 42 games last year, Vasilevskiy had a 2.21 GAA and a .925 SV%.

Connor Hellebuyck has a chance

Connor Hellebuyck, who won the Vezina in the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 campaign, has increased his chances of winning the Vezina from the start of the season. The Winnipeg Jets goalie has moved from +1000 to +900 on the strength of his start in net this year.

Hellebuyck has a .899 SV% and a 3.42 GAA this year and zero shutouts. The year he won the Vezina, Hellebuyck had a .922 SV% and a 2.57 GAA.

Igor Shesterkin emerges

Igor Shesterkin has made a significant jump up goalie rankings since the pre-season polls. The young NY Rangers netminder has been the focus on the media that covers the Rangers. Shesterkin does not play in front of a strong defensive club, yet he always gives his team a chance to win. Only four goalies have faced more shots than Shesterkin and none of those netminders have better numbers than the 25-year-old.

Shesterkin has one of the top SV% this year at .930 and his 2.30 GAA is among the best in the league. He also has pitched a shutout this year.

Marc-Andre Fleury stumbles

Marc-Andre Fleury has struggled incredibly this year. Moved to the Chicago Blackhawks from the Vegas Golden Knights. Fleury has put up a .881 SV% and a 4.11 GAA this year in eight games. His record is 1-7. Despite his poor performance, Fleury, who seems to have banked some good will thanks to his past performances, is still at +1200, which is where he was listed before the start of the 2021 season.

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Trent Reinsmith

Trent covers UFC and MMA for MTS. He currently covers MMA for MMA Junkie and Forbes. He has also written for Vice, Bloody Elbow, Fight! Magazine, UFC 360, and Narratively among others. He has been involved with MMA since he and some friends threw some money together to purchase the pay-per-view of UFC 1, and the rest is history.