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Fantasy hockey awards picks for 2022-23

Nugent-Hopkins breakout player of season; Thompson, Morrissey biggest steals

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL Now: Fantasy on Ice

NHL Now presents the fantasy on Ice awards

Pete Jensen and Anna Dua join NHL Now to share the fantasy on ice awards from the 2023 season

  • 04:57 • identifies the most valuable players and biggest surprises at each position in fantasy hockey from the 2022-23 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.


Overall & forward MVP:

Connor McDavid, EDM (average draft position: 1.0)


Defenseman MVP:

Dougie Hamilton, NJD (ADP: 101.4)


Goalie MVP:

Linus Ullmark, BOS (ADP: 146.3)


Biggest forward steal:

Tage Thompson, BUF (ADP: 141.4)

-Honorable mention: Andrei Kuzmenko, VAN (ADP: 170.2)


Biggest D-man steal:

Josh Morrissey, WPG (ADP: 165.0)

-Honorable mention: Brandon Montour, FLA (ADP: 156.6)


Biggest goalie steal:

Filip Gustavsson, MIN (undrafted on average)

-Honorable mention: Vitek Vanecek, NJD (ADP: 173.0)


Bounce-back player of the season:

Erik Karlsson, SJS (ADP: 133.5)

-Honorable mention: Jamie Benn, DAL (ADP: 163.4)


Breakout player of the season:

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, EDM (ADP: 140.0)

-Honorable mention: Clayton Keller, ARI (144.0)


Top rookie:

Matty Beniers, SEA (ADP: 160.8)

-Honorable mention: Pyotr Kochetkov, CAR (182.2)


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