Fantasy hockey awards picks for 2020-21 season

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NHL.com identifies the most valuable players and biggest surprises at each position in fantasy hockey from the 2020-21 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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NOTE: These selections by NHL.com’s fantasy staff are based solely on performance to date (statistics as of April 30, 2021) and take into account season-long standing and average draft position. Standard fantasy categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters, and wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for goalies.

 

OVERALL

Most valuable fantasy player:

Consensus pick: Connor McDavid, EDM

 

CENTER

Center MVP:

Consensus pick: McDavid

Biggest center surprise: 

Jensen’s pick: Sam Reinhart, BUF

Reese’s pick: Vincent Trocheck, CAR

 

LEFT WING

Left wing MVP:

Jensen’s pick: Brady Tkachuk, OTT

Reese’s pick: Brad Marchand, BOS

Biggest LW surprise:

Jensen’s pick: Tyler Toffoli, MTL

Reese’s pick: Jason Robertson, DAL

 

RIGHT WING

Right wing MVP:

Jensen’s pick: Patrick Kane, CHI

Reese’s pick: Joe Pavelski, DAL

Biggest RW surprise:

Jensen’s pick: Pavel Buchnevich, NYR

Reese’s pick: Martin Necas, CAR

 

DEFENSEMAN

D-man MVP:

Consensus pick: Adam Fox, NYR

Biggest D-man surprise:

Jensen’s pick: Jakob Chychrun, ARI

Reese’s pick: MacKenzie Weegar, FLA

 

GOALIE

Goalie MVP:

Consensus pick: Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL

Biggest goalie surprise:

Jensen’s pick: Jack Campbell, TOR

Reese’s pick: Alex Nedeljkovic, CAR

 

ROOKIE

Most valuable fantasy rookie:

Consensus pick: Kirill Kaprizov, MIN

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2021-22

Sleeper for next season:

Jensen’s pick: Jeremy Swayman, BOS

Reese’s pick: Josh Norris, OTT

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