Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

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Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck.

However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the completion of the 2017-18 campaign.

And of course, Vegas oddsmakers have weighed in with the players they feel are favored to take home the major hardware at the end of June. Here's a look at the odds for the 2018 NHL Awards.

Norris Trophy

Player (Team) Odds to win
Victor Hedman (Lightning) 4-9
Drew Doughty (Kings) 9-2
P.K. Subban (Predators) 13-2
John Klinberg (Stars) 9-1
John Carlson (Capitals) 10-1
Shayne Gostisbehere (Flyers) 20-1
Brent Burns (Sharks) 35-1

Last year's winner: Brent Burns

Vezina Trophy

Player (Team) Odds to win
Pekka Rinne (Predators) 4-9
Andrei Vasilevskiy (Lightning) 9-4
Connor Hellebuyck (Jets) 15-2
Sergei Bobrovsky (Blue Jackets) 11-1

Last year's winner: Sergei Bobrovsky

Art Ross Trophy

Player (Team) Odds to win
Connor McDavid (Oilers) 1-10
Nikita Kucherov (Lightning) 3-1
Evgeni Malkin (Penguins) 14-1
Nathan MacKinnon (Avalanche) 20-1
Claude Giroux (Flyers) 30-1

Last year's winner: Connor McDavid

Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy

Player (Team) Odds to win
Alexander Ovechkin (Capitals) 1-6
Patrik Laine (Jets) 11-2
William Karlsson (Golden Knights) 17-2
Evgeni Malkin (Penguins) 10-1

Last year's winner: Sidney Crosby

Hart Trophy

Player (Team) Odds to win
Nathan MacKinnon (Avalanche) 1-1
Nikita Kucherov (Lightning) 9-4
Taylor Hall (Devils) 9-2
Connor McDavid (Oilers) 9-1
Anze Kopitar (Kings) 19-2
Evgeni Malkin (Penguins) 12-1
Claude Giroux (Flyers) 20-1

Last year's winner: Connor McDavid

Notes: The Calder Trophy odds are currently off the board as oddsmakers consider New York Islanders stud rookie Mathew Barzal a lock to earn the award.

(Odds courtesy: Westgate SuperBook)

Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina
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