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Who Will Win The 2020 Hart Memorial Trophy?

Updated December 10, 2019 1.3k votes 105 voters53 items

List RulesVote up the players most likely to be named NHL MVP for the 2019-20 season.

Among the many NHL awards handed out each year, the Hart Trophy is easily one of the most sought-after — which is synonymous with the NHL MVP. While players may not outright strive for the title all season long, they all play their absolute best and do whatever they can to get their team a win, game after game. Regardless, the league MVP title is given to those guys who continually contribute to wins and bring the most value to their team. Nikita Kucherov took the trophy home last year, and while he's also factored in the Hart Trophy odds this season, who do you think will ultimately be named the NHL MVP for the 2019-20 season?

In addition to Kucherov, other likely candidates for the 2020 Hart Trophy include both league vets and fresh faces in the league. Coming off a Stanley Cup loss last season, could top Bruins player David Pastrnak use that as fuel for an MVP-worthy season? Or will young players like Auston Matthews make their way up the MVP race? Needless to say, there are a lot of talented players in the running for the Hart Trophy in 2020 — and the potential winners could be any of them.

Check out the list of MVP candidates below and cast a vote for the players you think will end up nabbing the 2020 Hart Trophy. If you think other players deserve to make the list as the season progresses, feel free to add them. Vote below, then head over and check out the top 2019-20 Stanley Cup contenders.

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  • Leon Draisaitl1

    Last season's stats: 82 games played, 105 points (50 goals, 55 assists)

    Leon Draisaitl (born 27 October 1995) is a German professional ice hockey forward for the...  more
  • Connor McDavid2

    Last season's stats: 78 games played, 116 points (41 goals, 75 assists)

    Connor McDavid (born January 13, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center and...  more
  • Nathan MacKinnon3

    Last season's stats: 82 games played, 99 points (41 goals, 58 assists)

    Nathan Raymond MacKinnon (born September 1, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre...  more
  • David Pastrňák4

    Last season's stats: 66 games played, 81 points (38 goals, 43 assists)

    David Pastrňák (born 25 May 1996) nicknamed "Pasta”, is a Czech professional ice hockey right...  more
  • Alexander Ovechkin5

    Last season's stats: 81 games played, 89 points (51 goals, 38 assists)

    Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin (Russian: Александр Михайлович Овечкин, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr...  more
  • Artemi Panarin6

    Last season's stats: 79 games played, 87 points (28 goals, 59 assists)

    Artemy Sergeyevich Panarin is a Russian professional ice hockey winger who currently plays for...  more
  • Jack Eichel7

    Last season's stats: 77 games played, 82 points (28 goals, 54 assists)

    John "Jack" Eichel is an American ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Boston...  more
  • Auston Matthews8

    Last season's stats: 68 games played, 73 points (37 goals, 36 assists)

    Auston Matthews (born September 17, 1997) is an American professional ice hockey player for...  more
  • Aleksander Barkov, Jr.9

    Last season's stats: 82 games played, 96 points (35 goals, 61 assists)

    Aleksander Barkov, nicknamed Sasha, is a Finnish-Russian professional ice hockey centre. He is...  more
  • John Carlson10

    Last season's stats: 80 games played, 70 points (13 goals, 57 assists)

    John Carlson (born January 10, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman...  more
  • Tuukka Rask11

    Last season's stats: 46 games played, .912 save percentage, 2.48 goals against average

    Tuukka Mikael Rask (born 10 March 1987) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender...  more
  • Connor Hellebuyck12
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    Connor Hellebuyck

    Last season's stats: 63 games played, .913 save percentage, 2.90 goals against average

    Connor Charles Hellebuyck (born May 19, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Jets in the fifth round, 130th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

  • Brad Marchand13

    Last season's stats: 79 games played, 100 points (36 goals, 64 assists)

    Bradley Kevin Marchand (, ; born May 11, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left wing...  more
  • Sebastian Aho14
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    Sebastian Aho

    Last season's stats: 82 games played, 83 points (30 goals, 53 assists)

    Sebastian Antero Aho (born 26 July 1997) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player and currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Aho formerly played with Oulun Kärpät in the Finnish Liiga.

  • Darcy Kuemper15
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    Darcy Kuemper

    Last season's stats: 55 games played, .925 save percentage, 2.33 goals against average

    Darcy Kuemper (born May 5, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the...  more
  • Nikita Kucherov16
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    Nikita Kucherov

    Last season's stats: 82 games played, 128 points (41 goals, 87 assists)

    Nikita Igorevich Kucherov (Russian: Никита Игоревич Кучеров; born 17 June 1993) is a Russian...  more
  • Ben Bishop17

    Last season's stats: 46 games played, .934 save percentage, 1.98 goals against average

    Benjamin Manning Bishop III (born November 21, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey...  more
  • Frederik Andersen18

    Last season's stats: 60 games played, .917 save percentage, 2.77 goals against average

    Frederik Andersen (born 2 October 1989) is a Danish professional ice hockey goaltender...  more
  • Patrick Kane19

    Last season's stats: 81 games played, 110 points (44 goals, 66 assists)

    Patrick Timothy Kane II (born November 19, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey right...  more
  • Roman Josi20

    Last season's stats: 82 games played, 56 points (15 goals, 41 assists)

    Roman Josi (born 1 June 1990) is a Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman who currently...  more
  • Jordan Binnington21

    Last season's stats: 32 games played, .927 save percentage, 1.89 goals against average

    Jordan Binnington (born July 11, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender...  more
  • Cale Makar22
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    Cale Makar

    Last season's stats: 2019-20 rookie

    Cale Douglas Makar (born October 30, 1998) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected in the first round, fourth overall, by the Avalanche in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

  • Dougie Hamilton23

    Last season's stats: 82 games played, 39 points (18 goals, 21 assists)

    Douglas Jonathan Hamilton is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing...  more
  • Jonathan Huberdeau24

    Last season's stats: 82 games played, 92 points (30 goals, 62 assists)

    Jonathan Huberdeau (born June 4, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently...  more
  • Andrei Svechnikov25
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    Andrei Svechnikov

    Last season's stats: 82 games played, 37 points (20 goals, 17 assists)

    Andrei Igorevich Svechnikov (born 26 March 2000) is a Russian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was projected as a top pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, where he was drafted second overall by the Hurricanes.