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Malkin, Landeskog consensus fantasy award-winners

Monday, 06.25.2012 / 10:00 AM
NHL.com Fantasy Hockey Staff

With the fantasy hockey season in the books, NHL.com's fantasy experts are proud to present their year-end fantasy hockey awards. As all of you know, it has been a roller-coaster ride of a season on so many fronts, but as the dust begins to settle, our aim is to recognize the players that have most defined the fantasy landscape in 2011-12.

Our regular fantasy contributors -- Matt Cubeta, Pete Jensen, Sergei Feldman, Justin Goldman and Brian Metzer -- have cast their votes, outlining the best fantasy players at each position along with honorable mentions based on eligibility in Yahoo! leagues.

PLEASE NOTE: If a player is listed at two positions in Yahoo! Leagues, then it was the writer's choice to put him where he wanted among the awards.

So, without further ado, we bring you the 2011-12 NHL.com fantasy hockey awards.

MATT CUBETA

MVP (overall for the full season): Evgeni Malkin (Steven Stamkos, Henrik Lundqvist)

MVP (Center position): Evgeni Malkin (Steven Stamkos, Claude Giroux)

MVP (Left wing position): James Neal (Patrick Sharp, Scott Hartnell)

MVP (Right wing position): Marian Gaborik (Ilya Kovalchuk, Marian Hossa)

MVP (Defensemen): Erik Karlsson (Shea Weber, Zdeno Chara)

MVP (Goalies): Henrik Lundqvist (Pekka Rinne, Jonathan Quick)

Biggest Surprise: Brian Elliott (Joffrey Lupul, Ray Whitney)

Biggest Underachiever: Jeff Carter (Alexander Semin, Bobby Ryan)

Rookie Standout: Gabriel Landeskog (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Matt Read)

Sleeper for next year: David Perron (Alexander Radulov, Justin Faulk)

Bounceback player for next year: Matt Duchene (Ryan Getzlaf, Drew Doughty)

PETE JENSEN

MVP (overall for the full season): Evgeni Malkin (Steven Stamkos, James Neal)

MVP (Center position): Evgeni Malkin (Steven Stamkos, Claude Giroux)

MVP (Left wing position): James Neal (Scott Hartnell, Ray Whitney)

MVP (Right wing position): Ilya Kovalchuk (Marian Gaborik, Marian Hossa)

MVP (Defensemen): Erik Karlsson (Shea Weber, Brian Campbell)

MVP (Goalies): Henrik Lundqvist (Pekka Rinne, Jonathan Quick)

Biggest Surprise: Mike Smith (Brian Elliott, Blake Wheeler)

Biggest Underachiever: Jonas Hiller (Lubomir Visnovsky, Michael Grabner)

Rookie Standout: Gabriel Landeskog (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Adam Henrique)

Sleeper for next year: Jannik Hansen (Steve Downie, Jacob Markstrom)

Bounceback player for next year: Martin Havlat (Matt Duchene, Drew Stafford)

SERGEI FELDMAN

MVP (overall for the full season): Evgeni Malkin (Claude Giroux, Steven Stamkos)

MVP (Center position): Evgeni Malkin (Claude Giroux, Steven Stamkos)

MVP (Left wing position): James Neal (Scott Hartnell, Patrick Sharp)

MVP (Right wing position): Marian Gaborik (Ilya Kovalchuk, Marian Hossa)

MVP (Defensemen): Zdeno Chara (Shea Weber, Erik Karlsson)

MVP (Goalies): Pekka Rinne (Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick)

Biggest Surprise: Erik Karlsson (Brian Elliott, Tyler Seguin)

Biggest Underachiever: Alexander Semin (Ryan Getzlaf, Jeff Carter)

Rookie Standout: Gabriel Landeskog (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Cody Hodgson)

Sleeper for next year: Jordan Staal (Matt Moulson, Max Pacioretty)

Bounceback player for next year: Ryan Getzlaf, Alexander Semin, Ryane Clowe

BRIAN METZER

MVP (overall for the full season): Evgeni Malkin (Steven Stamkos, Erik Karlsson)

MVP (Center position): Evgeni Malkin (Steven Stamkos, Jason Spezza

MVP (Left wing position): James Neal (Ilya Kovalchuk, Ray Whitney)

MVP (Right wing position): Claude Giroux (Phil Kessel, Marian Gaborik)

MVP (Defensemen): Erik Karlsson (Zdeno Chara, Alex Pietrangelo)

MVP (Goalies): Jonathan Quick (Henrik Lundqvist, Mike Smith)

Biggest Surprise: Mike Smith (Ray Whitney, Joffrey Lupul)

Biggest Underachiever: Alex Ovechkin (James van Riemsdyk, Dany Heatley)

Rookie Standout: Gabriel Landeskog (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Matt Read)

Sleeper for next year: Marcus Foligno (Andrew Shaw, Nikita Nikitin)

Bounceback player for next year: Ryan Kesler (Ryan Getzlaf, Jeff Carter)

JUSTIN GOLDMAN

MVP (overall for the full season): Evgeni Malkin (Jonathan Quick, Steven Stamkos)

MVP (Center position): Evgeni Malkin (Steven Stamkos, Jason Spezza)

MVP (Left wing position): Ilya Kovalchuk (Scott Hartnell, Ray Whitney)

MVP (Right wing position): Marian Gaborik (Claude Giroux, Phil Kessel)

MVP (Defensemen): Erik Karlsson (Shea Weber, Zdeno Chara)

MVP (Goalies): Jonathan Quick (Henrik Lundqvist, Pekka Rinne)

Biggest Surprise: Scott Hartnell (Erik Karlsson, Brian Elliott)

Biggest Underachiever: Steve Mason (Tomas Holmstrom, Martin Havlat)

Rookie Standout: Gabriel Landeskog (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Adam Henrique)

Sleeper for next year: Tyson Barrie (Gustav Nyquist, Ben Bishop)

Bounceback player for next year: Tuukka Rask (Tomas Holmstrom, Chris Stewart)

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