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Fantasy hockey awards at third quarter of 2018-19

Burns, Vasilevskiy consensus positional MVPs; Lindholm, Binnington among biggest surprises

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com fantasy editors Pete Jensen and Rob Reese identify the most valuable fantasy players for each position and biggest surprises at the third quarter of the 2018-19 season (selections made Feb. 21, 2019). For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

 

Center MVP

Jensen's pick: Nathan MacKinnon, COL
Reese's pick: Brayden Point, TBL

Video: TBL@CBJ: Point nets two terrific goals in the 3rd

 

Biggest center surprise

Jensen's pick: Mika Zibanejad, NYR
Reese's pick: Ryan O'Reilly, STL

 

Left wing MVP

Jensen's pick: Johnny Gaudreau, CGY
Reese's pick: Alex Ovechkin, WSH

 

Biggest LW surprise

Jensen's pick: Jeff Skinner, BUF
Reese's pick: Gabriel Landeskog, COL

Video: NYR@BUF: Skinner buries PPG for his second of game

 

Right wing MVP

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

 

Biggest RW surprise

Consensus pick: Elias Lindholm, CGY

 

Defenseman MVP

Consensus pick: Brent Burns, SJS

Video: ARI@SJS: Burns wins it in OT for Sharks

 

Biggest D-man surprise

Jensen's pick: Thomas Chabot, OTT
Reese's pick: Jeff Petry, MTL

 

Goalie MVP

Consensus pick: Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL

 

Biggest goalie surprise

Jensen's pick: Robin Lehner, NYI
Reese's pick: Jordan Binnington, STL

 

Top rookie

Consensus pick: Elias Pettersson, VAN

Video: VAN@STL: Pettersson scores, earns four assists in win

 

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