League Settings

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

Basic Settings
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Current Roster Size: 26

Total Starters: 21

Total On Bench: 5 (1 IR)

Center (C)4No Limit
Left Wing (LW)4No Limit
Right Wing (RW)4No Limit
Defense (D)6No Limit
Utility (UTIL)1N/A
Goalie (G)23
Bench (BE)5N/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.

Games Played Limits (Maximums)
No Limit
No Limit
No Limit
No Limit
Goals (G)Assists (A)
Plus/minus (+/-)Penalty Minutes (PIM)
Short Handed Goals (SHG)Game-Winning Goals (GWG)
Faceoffs Won (FOW)Average Time on Ice (ATOI)
Hat Tricks (HAT)Shots on goal (SOG)
Hits (HIT)Blocked Shots (BLK)
Defensemen Points (DEF)Power Play Points (PPP)
Wins (W)Losses (L)*
Saves (SV)Shutouts (SO)
Goals Against Average (GAA)*Save Percentage (SV%)*
Goalie Winning Percentage (GW%)*
*Minimum 3 GS
Team and Division Settings
Never Go Full KopitardTeam BozieOnInn
Team Fat Phil Team Dickens-Cider
Oshie's Eleven
Sidewall SpiltterTeam Bar, Armbar
The Champ Is HerePeter North Stars
My team Sucks
  • 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
No Deadline
2 Days
Keepers Rules
Lock One Hour Before Draft
Lock One Hour Before Draft
  • 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
Based on Stat (G)
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
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