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League Settings

  • For a full explanation of scoring types, view our Scoring Formats rules page.

Basic Settings
Head to Head Points
League Manager

Current Roster Size: 15

Total Starters: 11

Total On Bench: 4 (1 IR)

Forward (F)6N/A
Center (C)08
Left Wing (LW)08
Right Wing (RW)08
Defense (D)46
Goalie (G)12
Bench (BE)4N/A
Injured Reserve (IR)1N/A
• The "Starters" column represents the number of players your league starts in each roster slot.
• The "Max" column represents the maximum number of players allowed at each slot.
• The "Forward" position is any combination of Centers, Left Wingers and/or Right Wingers.
• The "Utility" position is any combination of Forwards or Defensemen - not Goalies.
• The maximum allowed roster size is any combination of 40 slots.
• You can not add slots after your league has drafted. You must reset the draft in order to do so.

Games Played Limits (Maximums)
No Limit
No Limit
No Limit
No Limit
Goals (G)5Assists (A)3
Game-Winning Goals (GWG)1Blocked Shots (BLK)1
Defensemen Points (DEF)1Power Play Points (PPP)1
Games Started (GS)3Wins (W)9
Goals Against (GA)-1Overtime Losses (OTL)2
Team and Division Settings
Central Division
Philadelphia AcesSaskatchewan Snipers
Winnipeg WinterhawksBoulder Beasts
Texas OutlawsHouston Hellcats
New Orleans GatorsSalt Lake City Scorpions
Pacific Division
Seattle AviatorsAlaska Huskies
California WavePortland Pioneers
Vancouver LumberjacksCalgary Stallions
Edmonton KodiaksNorthwest Narwhals
  • League rules are defaulted to ESPN's standard settings.
  • Click here to view a full list of league setting locktime rules.

Player Rules
All NHL Players
Acquisition and Waiver Rules
Daily - Lock Individually at Scheduled Gametime
No Limit
7 (for 7-day matchups)
1 Day
Move to Last After Claim, Never Reset Order
Trade Rules
No Limit
Wednesday, March 5, 12PM ET
1 Day
Keepers Rules
Sunday, September 15, 11PM ET
Monday, September 22, 3PM ET
RESTRICTIONS: Teams may keep up to 4 players. At least 2 positions (F/D/G) must be represented on the Keeper list. Teams may NOT keep more than 1 goalie or any player acquired AFTER 3/27/13. Allowable Keeper configurations: FFFD FFFG FFDD FDDD DDDG FFDG FDDG. Any GM who ignores the Keeper rules outlined above may lose players or risk being relieved of GM duties entirely. If you have any questions at all about the Keeper rules, please feel free to email me at
  • Select your league's Regular Season and Playoff Bracket settings.
  • Your default schedule is automatically generated based on the number of teams and divisions in your league.
  • For more information see the Playoff Settings rules page.

Regular Season Setup
Week 1 (Start of Season)
22 (Playoffs start Week 23)
Based on Stat (G)
Season View
Playoff Bracket Setup
8 (3 rounds)
1 week per round
Total Points For
Playoff Bracket View

• Draft settings can be changed until one hour before the scheduled start time.
• In order for your draft to take place all team owners must be joined by the scheduled start time.
• For more information see the Draft Methods help page.

Draft Type
Your league conducts its own offline draft and you submit the results manually.
Your league will participate in a live online draft with ESPN's live draft software. Based on a predetermined draft order, each team takes a turn selecting a player in a set amount of time. This type of draft is sometimes called a Snake Draft, as the draft order reverses each round.
Your league's rosters are automatically drafted based on each team's pre-draft rankings list. Each team owner will receive an email upon the draft's completion.
Your league will participate in a live online auction draft using ESPN's auction draft software. In an auction draft, teams begin with a set budget and take turns nominating players to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Draft Settings
Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 9:00 PM ET
Manually Set by League Manager