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TORONTO (September 20, 2013) – With just over a week to go until puck drop, TSN unleashes the ultimate fantasy fix for hockey fans. TSN’s best-in-class team of hockey experts and Insiders prime poolies with the annual NHL ON TSN FANTASY DRAFT SPECIAL on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN, while TSN Digital delivers three industry-leading online fantasy games – the TSN Fantasy Hockey League Manager presented by ScotiaBank, TSN Hockey Challenge presented by Kia Canada, and TSN Predictor: Hockey Edition presented by Kia Canada.
In the NHL ON TSN FANTASY DRAFT SPECIAL, host James Duthie is in the TSN Studio alongside defending NHL on TSN fantasy hockey champion Darren Dreger, Dave Hodge, Keith Jones, and Mike Johnson as they draft nine-player fantasy teams using the TSN Fantasy Hockey League Manager. During the 60-minute TSN original production, analyst Darren Pang will also pick his own 12-player fantasy team under a $100 million salary cap as part of the TSN Hockey Challenge presented by Kia Canada on TSN.ca.
“From the armchair GM to the hockey fanatic, TSN's NHL fantasy games provide a variety of engagement levels for players to fuel their competitive juices on a daily basis,” said Mark Silver, Senior Director of TSN Digital. “With our industry-leading suite of fantasy offerings, roster of hockey experts, and robust NHL programming, we bring fans compelling fantasy content across our many platforms all season long.”
TSN Digital’s industry-leading fantasy hockey games are as follows:
TSN Fantasy Hockey League Manager presented by ScotiaBank – play today
How it works: This industry-leading online league manager powered by ESPN features multiple draft methods, live box scores, player trades and waivers, custom player updates, free agency, sortable stats, and more. Fans also have the chance to win a VIP Wednesday Night Hockey Experience just for playing.
How to play: Visit TSN.ca/fantasyhockey or download the all-new TSN Fantasy Hockey League Manager app before the season starts.
TSN Hockey Challenge presented by Kia Canada – play today
How it works: Fans can compete against the nation by selecting their own 12-player fantasy team each week, with the goal of accumulating the most points. The fan with the highest score at the end of December will win an all-new 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid, while the fan with highest score at the end of April will win a 2014 Kia Forte5 SX Luxury.
How to Play: Visit TSN.ca/hockeychallenge.
TSN Predictor: Hockey Edition presented by Kia Canada – launches Sept. 30
How it works: Fans have the chance to put together the longest winning streak of the month by predicting the outcome of nightly hockey match-ups. Each monthly winner takes home $1,000 and is entered into a Grand Prize draw for the chance to win an all-new 2014 Kia Rondo.
How to play: Visit TSN.ca/Predictor.
TSN Fantasy Guru Scott Cullen
TSN Fantasy Guru Scott Cullen is the source for up-to-date fantasy analysis, tips, insight, projections, and rankings through his respected fantasy blog on TSN.ca. Cullen tees up the 2013-14 NHL season with team-by-team previews, top 300 projected scorers, and position-by-position fantasy projections. Throughout the season Cullen also brings fans:
- THE FANTASY HOCKEY UPDATE column
- The NUMBERS GAME column – a statistical break down on all the biggest trades and signings
- Weekly live chats on TSN.ca
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