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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'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 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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