2011-12 NHL All-Fantasy Teams (Goals, Rookies, Goons, Special Teams and More)

Aaron Brouwer@brouwerfhcContributor IIJune 19, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12:  Goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals spits water out of his mouth in the second period against the New York Rangers in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 12, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
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The 2011-12 NHL season is over, so let's look at who makes the cut for the FHC All-Star Fantasy Teams.  Positions are taken from NHL.com.


All-Rookie Team
G – Braden Holtby was great in the playoffs and won four of six starts in the regular season.
D – Justin Faulk led all rookie D-men with five PP goals and 12 PP points.
D – Slava Voynov took advantage of the Jack Johnson deal to get 20 points in 54 games.
L – Gabriel Landeskog was second in rookie goals and tied for first in rookie points.
C – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored 18 goals and 52 points in just 62 games.
R – Matt Read led all rookies with 24 goals and was a stud in peripheral stats.


All-Goons Team
G – Mike Smith recorded 10 more PIMs than any other goalie, with 16 .
D – Stu Bickel led all defensemen by dropping the gloves 12 times.
D – PK Subban was top PIM defenseman, not the stat fantasy players wanted.
L – Brandon Prust was a spark plug for the Rangers with 156 PIMs and 20 fights.
C – Zac Rinaldo put up the same PIMs as the leader in 11 fewer games.
R – Derek Dorsett was the PIMs leader with 235, and fought 19 times.


All-Shootout Team
G – Semyon Varlamov never lost in a shootout and stopped 24 of 26 shots.
D – Alexander Edler went four for eight and scored two game-deciders.
D – Kris Letang had the most attempts by a defenseman, with nine.
L – Ilya Kovalchuk scored the most shootout goals, with 11.
C – Evgeni Malkin went perfect at home, scoring on all five attempts.
R – Claude Giroux got it done on the road, going four for four.

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 20:  Peter Budaj #30 of the Montreal Canadiens makes a save during the shootout against Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on January 20, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Penguins won 5-4 in a
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All-Peripheral Stats Team
G – Brian Elliott posted a .940 SV%, 1.56 GAA and nine shutouts.
D – Josh Gorges had 51 more blocked shots than the second-place player, 250 total.
D – Brooks Orpik blocked 139 shots and threw 259 hits.
L – Matt Martin threw 374 hits, blocked 41 shots and had 36 steals.
C – Ryan O’Reilly was the takeaway king, with 101.
R – Dustin Brown had 293 bone-crushing hits and put 214 shots on net.


All-Shorthanded Team
G – Cam Ward faced 72 shorthanded shots and stopped all but two.
D – Shea Weber proved to be a threat SH as well, with two goals.
D – Michael Del Zotto put up three SH points as top defenseman.
L – Zach Parise tied for SH points lead and put in three SH goals.
C – Adam Henrique led all players with four SH goals and seven SH points.
R – Cal Clutterbuck tied for first with four SH goals.


All-Power Play Team
G – Jonathan Quick denied many teams on the PP by stopping 315 of 347 shots.
D – Shea Weber unleashed his cannon for 10 PP goals.
D – Brian Campbell helped the Florida PP by chipping in 31 PP points.
L – James Neal was PP goals-leader with 18 and had 30 PP points.
C – Evgeni Malkin had great chemistry with Neal to put up 34 PP points.
R – Claude Giroux used the man advantage to get 38 PP points.

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 17:  Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 17, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. The Penguins defeated the Devils 5-2.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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All-Points/PIM Team
G – Mike Smith had two assists and 16 PIMs.
D – PK Subban recorded his second-straight season with 30-plus points and 100-plus PIMS.
D – Kevin Bieksa scored his career-high in points and was just under 100 PIMs.
L – Scott Hartnell scored career-highs in goals and points, plus 136 PIMs.
C – David Backes proving to be a consistent 20-plus goal and 100-plus PIMs guy.
R – Corey Perry's stats dropped, but he was still a top power forward in the NHL.


All-Goals Team
G – Cam Ward was the only goalie to record a goal this season.
D – Erik Karlsson finished with 19 goals and five game-winning goals.
D – She Weber tied for first with 19 goals; 10 came on power play.
L – James Neal smashed career-high goals by 13, finishing with 40.
C – Steven Stamkos was the only 60-goal scorer and has had 156 goals over last three years.
R – Marian Gaborik recorded his third 40-plus goals season.


All-Fantasy Team
G – Henrik Lundqvist put up 39 wins, eight shutouts and a GAA under two.
D – Erik Karlsson out-scored all defenses by 25 points, putting up 78 points.
D – Dustin Byfuglien scored 12 goals, 53 points and 72 PIMs in 66 games.
L – Ilya Kovalchuk showed he could be an elite player with solid playoff stats.
C – Evgeni Malkin put up 100-plus points for the third time in his career.
R – Claude Giroux had a career-high 97 points and scored 72 even strength points.



Aaron Brouwer is the co-creator of www.fantasyhockeycoach.com.  FHC is a free fantasy hockey service that developed a ranking system combining post-lockout statistics, current factors and hockey knowledge. Email: brouwer@fantasyhockeycoach.com.