A National Hockey League fantasy hockey pool is a fantasy hockey league in which players build online teams to compete against each other. The sport is based on the statistics generated by professional hockey players of the NHL.
The National Hockey League hosts fantasy hockey pools on its website. Players can join one of five leagues that include the Predators, Canucks, Capitals, Islanders and Wild. The site also offers a link to Yahoo Fantasy Hockey, where players can create and join additional leagues.
A fantasy hockey pool typically contains eight to 20 teams. Leagues commonly recruit players through drafts that involve basic picking and auction-style drafting.