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Fantasy hockey awards at first quarter of 2019-20

Draisaitl, Pastrnak, Carlson among consensus winners; Benn, Bobrovsky big disappointments

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com's Pete Jensen, Rob Reese and David Satriano identify the most valuable players at each position and biggest surprises and disappointments in fantasy hockey after the first quarter of the 2019-20 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

NOTE: These picks are based solely on fantasy results to date in standard leagues.

 

Overall MVP

Jensen: Connor McDavid, EDM
Reese: Leon Draisaitl, EDM
Satriano: Nathan MacKinnon, COL

Video: COL@EDM: McDavid propels Oilers with six-point game

 

Center MVP

Jensen: Connor McDavid, EDM
Reese: Nathan MacKinnon, COL
Satriano: Nathan MacKinnon, COL

Video: COL@WPG: MacKinnon scores 18 seconds into the 3rd

 

Left wing MVP

Consensus pick: Leon Draisaitl, EDM

Video: EDM@SJS: Draisaitl scores to extend point streak

 

Right wing MVP

Consensus pick: David Pastrnak, BOS

 

Defenseman MVP

Consensus pick: John Carlson, WSH

 

Goalie MVP

Jensen: Thomas Greiss, NYI
Reese: Jordan Binnington, STL
Satriano: Darcy Kuemper, ARI

 

Biggest C surprise

Consensus pick: Jean-Gabriel Pageau, OTT

Video: OTT@NJD: Pageau fuels Senators' win with hat trick

 

Biggest LW surprise

Jensen: James Neal, EDM
Reese: J.T. Miller, VAN
Satriano: J.T. Miller, VAN

 

Biggest RW surprise

Jensen: Travis Konecny, PHI
Reese: Anthony Mantha, DET
Satriano: David Perron, STL

 

Biggest D-man surprise

Jensen: Tony DeAngelo, NYR
Reese: Neal Pionk, WPG
Satriano: Kevin Shattenkirk, TBL

Video: NYR@TBL: Shattenkirk wires home wrister in the slot

 

Biggest goalie surprise

Jensen: Thatcher Demko, VAN
Reese: Semyon Varlamov, NYI
Satriano: Semyon Varlamov, NYI

 

Biggest fantasy disappointment (forward):

Jensen: Jamie Benn, DAL
Reese: Joe Pavelski, DAL
Satriano: Jamie Benn, DAL

 

Biggest fantasy disappointment (defenseman):

Jensen: Tyson Barrie, TOR
Reese: Erik Karlsson, SJS
Satriano: P.K. Subban, NJD

 

Biggest fantasy disappointment (goalie):

Consensus pick: Sergei Bobrovsky, FLA

 

Top rookie:

Consensus pick: Cale Makar, COL

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