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Fantasy hockey awards for 2018-19 season

MacKinnon, Kucherov overall MVPs; Pettersson best rookie; Gustafsson among biggest surprises

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy fantasy editors Pete Jensen and Rob Reese identify the most valuable fantasy players for each position and biggest surprises and disappointments at the end of the 2018-19 season (selections made April 3, 2019). For more fantasy coverage, visit


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Overall MVP
Jensen's pick: Nikita Kucherov, TBL
Reese's pick: Nathan MacKinnon, COL


Center MVP
Consensus pick: Nathan MacKinnon, COL

Video: EDM@COL: MacKinnon pots 40th goal, gets 400th point


Biggest center surprise
Jensen's pick: Mika Zibanejad, NYR
Reese's pick: David Krejci, BOS


Left wing MVP
Jensen's pick: Alex Ovechkin, WSH
Reese's pick: Brad Marchand, BOS


Biggest LW surprise
Jensen's pick: Gabriel Landeskog, COL
Reese's pick: Max Domi, MTL


Right wing MVP
Jensen's pick: Nikita Kucherov, TBL
Reese's pick: Patrick Kane, CHI

Video: BOS@TBL: Kucherov snipes top corner to tie game


Biggest RW surprise
Jensen's pick: Josh Anderson, CBJ
Reese's pick: Elias Lindholm, CGY


Defenseman MVP
Jensen's pick: Brent Burns, SJS
Reese's pick: Mark Giordano, CGY


Biggest D-man surprise
Consensus pick: Erik Gustafsson, CHI


Goalie MVP
Jensen's pick: Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL
Reese's pick: Ben Bishop, DAL

Video: DAL@BUF: Bishop turns in third consecutive shutout


Biggest goalie surprise
Jensen's picks: Robin Lehner and Thomas Greiss, NYI
Reese's pick: Jordan Binnington, STL


Biggest fantasy disappointment (forward):
Jensen's pick: Patrik Laine, WPG
Reese's pick: Anze Kopitar, LAK


Biggest fantasy disappointment (defenseman):
Consensus pick: Shayne Gostisbehere, PHI


Biggest fantasy disappointment (goalie):
Jensen's pick: Jonathan Quick, LAK
Reese's pick: Martin Jones, SJS


Top rookie
Consensus pick: Elias Pettersson, VAN


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