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Fantasy hockey awards at first half of 2019-20

Olofsson, Pageau among biggest surprises; Carlson, Pastrnak lead positional MVPs

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 at the first half of the 2019-20 season.

NOTE: These picks are based solely on fantasy results to date (selections were made on Friday, Dec. 27).

Overall MVP

Jensen: John Carlson, WSH
Reese: Nathan MacKinnon, COL
Satriano: Jack Eichel, BUF

Center MVP

Jensen: Connor McDavid, EDM
Reese: Nathan MacKinnon, COL
Satriano: Jack Eichel, BUF

Left wing MVP

Jensen: Leon Draisaitl, EDM
Reese: Leon Draisaitl, EDM
Satriano: Brad Marchand, BOS

Right wing MVP

Consensus pick: David Pastrnak, BOS

Defenseman MVP

Consensus pick: John Carlson, WSH

Goalie MVP

Jensen: Jordan Binnington, STL
Reese: Darcy Kuemper, ARI
Satriano: Ben Bishop, DAL

Biggest C surprise

Jensen: Ryan Strome, NYR
Reese: Jean-Gabriel Pageau, OTT
Satriano: Jean-Gabriel Pageau, OTT

Biggest LW surprise

Jensen: Victor Olofsson, BUF
Reese: Bryan Rust, PIT
Satriano: Victor Olofsson, BUF

Biggest RW surprise

Jensen: David Perron, STL
Reese: Joel Armia, MTL
Satriano: Andrei Svechnikov, CAR

Biggest D-man surprise: 

Jensen: Dougie Hamilton, CAR
Reese: Neal Pionk, WPG
Satriano: Keith Yandle, FLA

Biggest goalie surprise

Jensen: Tristan Jarry, PIT
Reese: Joonas Korpisalo, CBJ
Satriano: Connor Hellebuyck, WPG

Biggest fantasy disappointment (forward):

Jensen: Matt Duchene, NSH
Reese: Jack Hughes, NJD and Kaapo Kakko, NYR
Satriano: Jamie Benn, DAL

Biggest fantasy disappointment (defenseman):

Jensen: Brent Burns, SJS
Reese: P.K. Subban, NJD
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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