2012-13 NHL.com Fantasy Hockey Awards

Wednesday, 05.01.2013 / 9:30 AM
NHL.com Fantasy Hockey Staff

With the 2012-13 regular season now in our rearview mirror, it's time for our team of NHL.com Fantasy Hockey insiders to reflect on the players that have defined the fantasy landscape -- for better or worse -- during this 48-game campaign.

Our fantasy experts -- Matt Cubeta, Pete Jensen, Chris Foster, Matt Sitkoff, Sergei Feldman, Brian Metzer and Justin Goldman -- have cast their votes, outlining the best fantasy players at each position based on eligibility in Yahoo! leagues.

The list of year-end awards is also complete with the biggest underachievers and most notable fantasy rookies, as well as sleeper and bounceback candidates to keep an eye on for next season.

So, as we officially say goodbye to another compelling fantasy hockey season, here are the 2012-13 NHL.com Fantasy Hockey awards.

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

MATT CUBETA (@NHLQubes)

Overall MVP: Alex Ovechkin (Honorable Mention: Sidney Crosby)

MVP - C: Sidney Crosby (Honorable Mention: Jonathan Toews)

MVP - LW: Alex Ovechkin (Honorable Mention: Chris Kunitz)

MVP - RW: Patrick Kane (Honorable Mention: Phil Kessel)

MVP - D: P.K. Subban (Honorable Mention: Shea Weber)

MVP - Goalie: Tuukka Rask (Honorable Mention: Antti Niemi)

Biggest Surprise: Nazem Kadri (Honorable Mention: Jiri Tlusty)

Biggest Underachiever: Scott Hartnell (Honorable Mention: Ryan Miller)

Rookie Standout: Brendan Gallagher (Honorable Mention: Nail Yakupov)

Sleeper for Next Year: Derick Brassard

Bounceback Candidate: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

PETE JENSEN (@NHLJensen)

Overall MVP: Alex Ovechkin (Honorable Mention: Sidney Crosby)

MVP - C: Sidney Crosby (Honorable Mention: Jonathan Toews)

MVP - LW: Alex Ovechkin (Honorable Mention: Chris Kunitz)

MVP - RW: Patrick Kane (Honorable Mention: Martin St. Louis)

MVP - D: P.K. Subban (Honorable Mention: Keith Yandle)

MVP - Goalie: Antti Niemi (Honorable Mention: Tuukka Rask)

Biggest Surprise: Sergei Bobrovsky (Honorable Mention: Nazem Kadri)

Biggest Underachiever: Semyon Varlamov (Honorable Mention: Loui Eriksson)

Rookie Standout: Brendan Gallagher (Honorable Mention: Justin Schultz)

Sleeper for Next Year: Filip Forsberg

Bounceback Candidate: Scott Hartnell

CHRIS FOSTER (@NHLFoster)

Overall MVP: Alex Ovechkin (Honorable Mention: Steven Stamkos)

MVP - C: Steven Stamkos (Honorable Mention: Jonathan Toews)

MVP - LW: Alex Ovechkin (Honorable Mention: Chris Kunitz)

MVP - RW: Patrick Kane (Honorable Mention: Martin St. Louis)

MVP - D: P.K. Subban (Honorable Mention: Kris Letang)

MVP - Goalie: Antti Niemi (Honorable Mention: Tuukka Rask)

Biggest Surprise: Sergei Bobrovsky (Honorable Mention: Nazem Kadri)

Biggest Underachiever: Marian Gaborik (Honorable Mention: Patrick Sharp)

Rookie Standout: Jonathan Huberdeau (Honorable Mention: Cory Conacher)

Sleeper for Next Year: Slava Voynov

Bounceback Candidate: Nail Yakupov

MATT SITKOFF (@MSitkoffNHL)

Overall MVP: Sidney Crosby (Honorable Mention: Alex Ovechkin)

MVP - C: Sidney Crosby (Honorable Mention: Steven Stamkos)

MVP - LW: Alex Ovechkin (Honorable Mention: Chris Kunitz)

MVP - RW: Patrick Kane (Honorable Mention: Jakub Voracek)

MVP - D: P.K. Subban (Honorable Mention: Keith Yandle)

MVP - Goalie: Sergei Bobrovsky (Honorable Mention: Antti Niemi)

Biggest Surprise: Sergei Bobrovksy (Honorable Mention: Mike Ribeiro)

Biggest Underachiever: Gabriel Landeskog (Honorable Mention: Scott Hartnell)

Rookie Standout: Jonathan Huberdeau (Honorable Mention: Justin Schultz)

Sleeper for Next Year: Jonathan Bernier

Bounceback Candidate: T.J. Oshie

SERGEI FELDMAN (@NHLFeldman)

Overall MVP: Sidney Crosby (Honorable Mention: Alex Ovechkin)

MVP (C) - Sidney Crosby (Honorable Mention: Steven Stamkos)

MVP (LW) - Alex Ovechkin (Honorable Mention: Chris Kunitz)

MVP (RW) - Patrick Kane (Honorable Mention: Alexander Semin)

MVP (D) - P.K. Subban (Honorable Mention: Kris Letang)

MVP (G) - Antti Niemi (Honorable Mention: Henrik Lundqvist)

Biggest Surprise: Chris Kunitz (Honorable Mention: Pascal Dupuis)

Biggest Underachiever: Evgeni Malkin (Honorable Mention: Scott Hartnell)

Rookie Standout: Jonathan Huberdeau (Honorable Mention: Brendan Gallagher)

Sleeper for Next Year: Pascal Dupuis

Bounceback Candidate: Evgeni Malkin

BRIAN METZER (@Brian_Metzer)

Overall MVP: Sidney Crosby (Honorable Mention: Alex Ovechkin)

MVP - C: Sidney Crosby (Honorable Mention: Steven Stamkos)

MVP - LW: Chris Kunitz (Honorable Mention: Andrew Ladd)

MVP - RW: Alex Ovechkin (Honorable Mention: Patrick Kane)

MVP - D: P.K. Subban (Honorable Mention: Kris Letang)

MVP - Goalie: Sergei Bobrovsky (Honorable Mention: Tuukka Rask)

Biggest Surprise: Nazem Kadri (Honorable Mention: Pascal Dupuis)

Biggest Underachiever: Gabriel Landeskog (Honorable Mention: Drew Stafford)

Rookie Standout: Brendan Gallagher (Honorable Mention: Jonathan Huberdeau)

Sleeper for Next Year: Sven Baertschi

Bounceback Candidate: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

JUSTIN GOLDMAN (@TheGoalieGuild)

Overall MVP: Alex Ovechkin (Honorable Mention: Steven Stamkos)

MVP - C: Steven Stamkos (Honorable Mention: Sidney Crosby)

MVP - LW: Alex Ovechkin (Honorable Mention: Chris Kunitz)

MVP - RW: Patrick Kane (Honorable Mention: Martin St. Louis)

MVP - D: P.K. Subban (Honorable Mention: Ryan Suter)

MVP - G: Sergei Bobrovsky (Honorable Mention: Antti Niemi)

Biggest Surprise: Jiri Tlusty (Honorable Mention: Ray Emery)

Biggest Underachiever: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Honorable Mention: Paul Stastny)

Rookie Standout: Jonathan Huberdeau (Honorable Mention: Brendan Gallagher)

Sleeper for Next Year: Derick Brassard

Bounceback Candidate: Gabriel Landeskog

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