DraftKings Review for NHL Fantasy

DraftKings is my favourite daily fantasy sports site online.  They’re one of the two biggest DFS sites online, which means great promotions, huge contests, a solid bonus and great customer support.

DraftKings was just launched in 2012, but they took this growth thing seriously raising about $75 million to immediately become a huge player in the industry.

From what I’ve seen so far DraftKings is doing everything right and I expect them to continue to be the best DFS site online for a long, long time.


Sign Up Bonus

DraftKings is currently offering new players a 100% matching bonus up to $600.

The bonus is initially placed in a pending bonus account and you release the bonus as you earn player points by participating in DraftKings contests.  The rate of release is currently $1 for every 100 player points that you earn.  These player points are earned at a rate of about 4 per $1 you spend in contest entries.

NHL Scoring

I touched on this on the Daily Fantasy hockey page, but I’ll copy it here for you as well:


  • Goals = 3 points
  • Assists = 2 points
  • Shot on Goal = 0.5 points
  • Blocked Shots = 0.5 points
  • Short Handed Point = 1 point bonus
  • Shootout Goal = 0.2 points
  • Hat Trick = 1.5 point bonus


  • Win = 3 points
  • Saves = 0.2 points
  • Goals Against = -1 points
  • Shutout = 2 point bonus
  • ***Goalies do receive player points as well.

Deposit Options

Daily fantasy sports is considered a “skill game” in North America, and this distinction has really helped DFS prosper in both Canada and the United States by making deposits and withdrawals much simpler.

At DraftKings you can choose to deposit either via your credit card or through Paypal.  These are both great options and you will never run into any deposit problems you may have at some online sportsbooks.

Customer Support

The FAQ at DraftKings is very thorough and should answer all of your basic questions.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for you can also contact DraftKings through Facebook or Twitter (the fastest methods), or via email to support@draftkings.com.