FanDuel's $30K NHL Hat Trick Tournament

Big NHL DFS tournaments are still an emerging phenomena, and hopefully will become more common as the community continues to grow. Hockey is a fantastic DFS sport, it would be great if it’s popularity were to get to a decent percentage of Football or Baseball’s participation.

It’s great to see tournaments like FanDuel’s NHL Hat Trick, giving the dedicated hockey grinders a chance to win very good prizes in a large GPP.

The Hat Track tourney runs on Tuesday night, with 335 entrants, and a first place prize of $6K. Satellites have been running for several weeks, and you’ll see some of the hockey experts among those with the most seats won so far. Top players including ehafner (who is consistently at the top of the Grinders Ranking leaderboard) and (DFBC 2013 champion) pepsi7 have both won the max 15 seats, while the full Rotogrinders Daily Fantasy Faceoff team is represented with billsfan7 and boggslite joining pepsi7 near the top.

Participant Number of seats
ehafner 15
pepsi7 15
ziggytremb 13
3putts 9
billsfan7 9
boggslite 7
dooger1234 6
maxdout 5
patsberg 5
artvandelay 4
bossladyfia 4
kcchiefsfan73 4
nexus 4
rotomafia 4

With 12 games on the NHL schedule on Tuesday night including some intriguing games, there is a lot of choice for different lineup combos. Those taking part will be doing a ton of research of the next couple days, including the Rotogrinders tools and posts. Good luck to those competing on Tuesday night.

While we may never see a DFHC event in Vegas with massive prizes, I’m looking forward to seeing more tournaments like this one on FanDuel and the array of DFS sites.


About the Author

  • Sean Chard (maxdout)

  • Sean Chard (maxdout) is a Daily Fantasy Sports veteran, starting back during the 2011/12 NHL season. He lives in the Toronto area so naturally he is a fan of the Blue Jays, Raptors and Maple Leafs. maxdout is a grinder for all DFS sports and most notably NHL and MLB. His biggest DFS result to date is a 7th place finish in the FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship in 2013. He can be found on twitter at @maxdoutDFS.


  • glenside7

    love the post, keep em coming!

  • astukas

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      RG Overall Ranking

    • Blogger of the Month

    I got a seat for this. Very excited. Its great to see Fanduel putting together something this big for hockey.

  • DillingerFour

    FD Rep - DFBMeeMee Champ (x2)

    • Blogger of the Month

    Dooger got at least one more tonight, if not two.

    I got my three tonight. Ready to rock and roll!

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