NHL Starting Goalies Power Rankings Based on Vezina Trophy Odds

Igor Shesterkin has established himself as one of the top young goalies in the NHL.
Igor Shesterkin has established himself as one of the top young goalies in the NHL. / Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Goaltenders in the NHL are equivalent to pitchers in MLB or quarterbacks in the NFL. You simply can't win a championship with a subpar netminder.

For those of you who are new to hockey or are casual NHL bettors, I decided to compile my power rankings of the top 20 starting goaltenders in the NHL, along with their odds to win the Vezina Trophy.

The Vezina Trophy odds listed in this article are via WynnBET Michigan.

NHL Starting Goalies Power Rankings

1. Jack Campbell (TOR) +750

The Maple Leafs have arguably the best offense in the NHL, but their defense has let them down in recent years. Jack Campbell has served as a solution to their problem, as he's been lights out since joining Toronto. He sports a 1.78 GAA and a 0.942 SV%, both marks lead the NHL.

2. Jakob Markstrom (CGY) +1000

The Flames are allowing the fewest goals per 60 minutes this season at 2.01, and a large part of that is due to the play of Jakob Markstrom. His 1.83 GAA is the second best mark in the league.

3. Igor Shesterkin (NYR) +750

If I were to recommend a Vezina Trophy bet, it'd be Igor Shesterkin of the New York Rangers. Unlike Campbell and Markstrom, Shesterkin doesn't have a strong team infront of him but he continues to perform. His 0.937 SV% is tied with Markstrom for the second best mark in the league.

4. Tristan Jerry (PIT) +3000

If you want a longshot Vezina bet, Tristan Jerry is your guy. After a disappointing 2020-21 campaign, he's bounced back in a big way this season. His 1.92 GAA and .934 SV% are career highs.

5. Andrei Vasilevskiy (TBL) +500

He's the betting favorite to win the Vezina Trophy, but he's just on the outside of the top tier of goalies so far this season. The 2019 Vezina Trophy winner will be in the conversation at the end of the season.

6. Frederik Andersen (CAR) +1200

Frederik Andersen is having a career resurgence with the Hurricanes. If he keeps up this level of play, the Hurricanes will be Stanley Cup contenders in the spring.

7. James Reimer (SJS) N/A

Oddsmakers have such little faith in keeping up this level of play that they don't even have odds listed for him. He's only started in 13 games, but he has a pristine .934 save percentage with the Sharks.

8. Ilya Sorokin (NYI) +2250

I have a soft spot for goaltenders who have terrible teams infront of them. The Islanders are one of the worst teams in the NHL, and have lost 11-straight games. Despite that, he sports a very nice save percentage at .925.

9. Juuse Saros (NSH) +2250

Juuse Saros has established himself among the top young goaltenders in the NHL. He's in the top 10 in both goals against average and save percentage this season.

10. Connor Hellebuyck (WPG) +1400

The 2020 Vezina winner got off to a slow start to his 2021 NHL season, but he's been much better as of late and I expect him to climb up this list as the season goes on.

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11. Alexander Nedeljkovic (DET) +4000

Much like Sorokin, Alexander Nedelijkovic continues to stand on his head despite playing behind an abysmal squad in the Red Wings. He sports a .920 save percentage.

12. Sergei Bobrovsky (FLA) +1000

Sergei Bobrovsky has a fantastic team infront of him which helps, but his .920 save percentage still ranks 10th in the NHL.

13. Elvis Merzlikins (CBJ) +3000

Another goaltender who continues to play well despite a subpar squad infront of him. Merzlikins sports a .920 save percentage, which makes his 2.72 goals against average deceiving.

14. Thatcher Demko (VAN) +3000

Thatcher Demko had high expectations heading into this season, and he's doing his best despite a disastrous situation in Vancouver. The 25-year old has a bright future infront of him.

15. Jordan Binnington (STL) +1750

Jordan Binnington got off to a hot start to his season, but has slightly stumbled in recent starts. If he can return to his early season form, he'll climb back up the rankings.

16. Marc-Andre Fleury (CHI) +2000

The defending Vezina Trophy winner was the biggest signing of the offseason, but he's failed to live up to expectations so far in 2021. He's still putting up decent numbers and he has a lot of time left to return to his Vezina form.

17. John Gibson (ANA) +4000

The longtime goalie for the Anaheim Ducks is having one of his best seasons. His 2.69 goals against average is his best since the 2017-2018 season.

18. Cameron Talbot (MIN) +3000

Cameron Talbot has been a big part of the reason why the Wild have been one of the best Western Conference teams this season. He sports a .915 save percentage and a 2.71 goals against average.

19. Carter Hart (PHI) +2000

Carter Hart's save percentage is decent at .915, but once you consider the fact that the Flyers are giving up the most high danger scoring chances per game, his numbers become more impressive.

20. Ilya Samsonov (WSH) N/A

He's in the middle of a goaltender battle with Vitek Vanecek so he's yet to have Vezina Trophy odds, but his .916 save percentage earns him a spot on this list.