The Best Draft Rooms. Period.

Configure your draft room by choosing from the options below.

Live Auction Draft Format

In Drafty's original auction draft format, teams clamor for the highest bid in a free-for-all bidding war. The timer resets as new bids come in until it finally expires and the high bidder wins.

Enjoy these fan-favorite options:

  • Auto Bid enables teams to enter a target bid and let the Drafty A.I. do their bidding
  • Undo Auction enables the commish to go back and fix any oopsie
  • Support for co-owners who need to share control of a team

Look for these popular premium add-ons:

  • Adjustable Timers give commish the power to speed things up in the late rounds
  • Max Bid Rule enforces spending within a budget... or not, if that's your thing
  • Force Bid and Steal Bid gives drafters more strategic bidding options

Draft Mechanics

Silent Auction Draft Format

In the silent auction draft format, each team enters a secret blind bid and when time expires, the top bids are revealed and the highest bid wins. When two teams tie for the highest bid, the timer resets and all teams get another shot at capturing the high bid - a real psychological battle.

Enjoy these fan-favorite options:

  • Player Rerun gives teams a second chance to win a player in the event of a tie
  • Undo Auction enables the commish to go back and fix any oopsie

Look for these popular premium add-ons:

  • Adjustable Timers give commish the power to speed things up in the late rounds
  • Max Bid Rule enforces spending within a budget... or not, if that's your thing

Poker Auction Draft Format

In the poker auction draft format, teams take turns bidding on each player. Once a team folds, they cannot bid on the current player anymore. This bidding sequence follows the draft order - starting with the team who nominated the current player - and continues until all teams but one have folded.

Enjoy these fan-favorite options:

  • Auto Bid enables teams to enter a target bid and let the Drafty A.I. do their bidding
  • Undo Auction enables the commish to go back and fix any oopsie

Look for these popular premium add-ons:

  • Adjustable Timers give commish the power to speed things up in the late rounds
  • Max Bid Rule enforces spending within a budget... or not, if that's your thing

Classic Snake Draft Format

In the classic snake draft format, teams must choose a player to draft within the alotted time limit. They can queue up a list of players in case they can't attend the draft or their time expires when they're on the clock. At the start of each round, the draft order reverses.

Enjoy these fan-favorite options:

  • Draft Rewind enables the commish to undo draft picks and fix any oopsies
  • Cloud Queue enables teams to queue up players in case time expires or they disconnect

Look for these popular premium add-ons:

  • Adjustable Timers give commish the power to speed things up in the late rounds
  • Commish can facilitate in-draft trades by reassigning any draft pick to another team

Round Robin Draft Format

In the round robin draft format, teams must choose a player to draft within the alotted time limit. They can queue up a list of players in case they can't attend the draft or their time expires when they're on the clock. At the start of each round, the draft order repeats.

Enjoy these fan-favorite options:

  • Draft Rewind enables the commish to undo draft picks and fix any oopsies
  • Cloud Queue enables teams to queue up players in case time expires or they disconnect

Look for these popular premium add-ons:

  • Adjustable Timers give commish the power to speed things up in the late rounds
  • Commish can facilitate in-draft trades by reassigning any draft pick to another team

Add a second phase to your draft! Look for Hybrid Draft options in the Custom Options.

What's the purpose of your draft, today?

Mock Draft

Go through a mock draft of to prepare for your fantasy hockey draft, or to try out some of Drafty's premium features. Mock draft results will not be saved.

A mock draft will help you overcome the learning curve of Drafty's unique elements, like:

  • Bidding with Auto Bid instead of placing manual bids (live auction format)
  • Freeze Tag Nominations eliminates downtime between auctions (all auction formats)
  • More Time Plz adds 10 seconds to the timer

Share the draft room URL with participants to invite them to join. Once in the draft room, commish can assign them to a team using the Commish Toolbox.

Real Draft

Paid draft rooms are single-use only and the cost is a one-time fee, charged when the draft room is created.

If you are new to Drafty, try a mock draft first to get the hang of things and encourage your leaguemates to join you. There is a learning curve to the awesome draft room interface that awaits you.

  • You have 30 days to use your draft room once it's open
  • Each participant must register a free Drafty account to draft
  • Draft results are permanently saved in each participant's locker

Share the draft room URL with participants to invite them to join. Once in the draft room, commish can assign them to a team using the Commish Toolbox.

How much granularity do you need?

Basic Draft

Set a universal budget and roster size for the league in the standard draft room. Use Drafty's fantasy hockey player list or upload your own. Full rosters are enforced by default.

  • Universal team budgets puts everyone on a level playing field to start
  • Upload your own player list if you're feeling extra
  • Draft Rewind enables commish to undo draft picks and fix any oopsies
  • Newbie-friendly auction draft mechanisms

Advanced Draft

Get the standard draft room with more control over team-specific settings, and added support for in-draft trades and team co-owners.

Enjoy all the awesome features of a basic draft, but with added flexibility:

  • Set a unique budget and roster size for each team
  • Facilitate in-draft trades by re-assigning draft picks or moving players between rosters
  • Support for co-owners who need to share control of a team

Will you need keepers in your draft results?

Yes Keepers

You'll need to use a Drafty Clubhouse to configure keepers BEFORE creating your draft room. Clubhouse settings are automatically imported during draft setup, so keepers move to the appropriate team roster and out of the undrafted pool.

Configure your teams in the clubhouse, assign all keepers there, then use the clubhouse to create your draft room.

Create a clubhouse

No Keepers

Either your league doesn't have keepers, or you don't feel the need to bother your draft with their existence. That's all well and good, just know that once you're in the draft room, you're unable to edit your player pool.

If your league has keepers and you simply want to exclude them from your draft pool, you can upload a custom player list with them already removed (see player pool options, below) instead of using Drafty's fantasy hockey player list.


You must have a Drafty account to draft so that we can assign proper permissions to you as a participant and/or draft host.

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