CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FantasyDraft, LLC announced today that hockey Hall-of-Famer Jeremy Roenick has joined an already impressive list of celebrity athletes that endorse FantasyDraft including Drew Brees, Kevin Love, Andy Dalton, Clayton Kershaw among others.
"Jeremy Roenick has had one of the most illustrious hockey careers and we are excited to have him as the newest member of the FantasyDraft team," said Grant Yoder, CEO of FantasyDraft. "Jeremy was known for being an intense competitor and a fan favorite, two reasons why he will be a great addition to our site."
Roenick is a nine-time All-Star, two-time Olympian and 2010 inductee into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Best known for his time playing in Chicago, Roenick also played in Phoenix, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and San Jose throughout his twenty-year career, finishing with 513 goals and 703 assists. Roenick is an analyst for NBC Sports Group's hockey coverage.
"I have watched the explosion of daily fantasy sports, and FantasyDraft is by far the most player friendly fantasy sport site," commented Roenick. "I am excited to join the team of FantasyDraft All-Stars and to get involved with the players and contests. We are already working on an experience contest to benefit the Special Kids Network."
Roenick is an active supporter of the Special Kids Network, a non-profit organization that provides funding for programs that help children and young adults with special needs. As part of FantasyDraft's DraftforCharity program celebrities participate in experiential contests which benefit their ongoing charitable efforts.
Roenick will support FantasyDraft through promotional materials, social media campaigns and public appearances. He will also be featured regularly on the website with blog entries, videos and headline contests.
"We are excited to add one of the most colorful American born hockey players in the history of the sport to our athlete roster," said Steve Krombolz, COO of FantasyDraft. "Jeremy continues use his dynamic personality to touch the lives of others."
FantasyDraft.com is a daily fantasy sports site offering daily fantasy play across multiple sports and contest formats. FantasyDraft's guiding principle is putting #PlayersFirst by offering a larger PayoutZone, lower contest fees, flexible lineup structures, and also maintaining a low entry cap in all contests. By aligning with both active and retired professional athletes, FantasyDraft enables customers to play with celebrity athletes, offering a unique and exciting experience. Through 6 Degrees of Pay℠, FantasyDraft offers an innovative referral program which compensates their customers on the contest fees paid by players they refer, and the players they refer across six total tiers. FantasyDraft is based in Charlotte, NC. For more information, visit www.fantasydraft.com.
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