2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®

12/30/16 - 1/3/2017   Ray L. / Claremont, NH


When Ray L. learned he was heading to St. Louis for the 2017 Bridgestone Winter Classic he instantly called his lifelong friend Dave to let him know he would be bringing him along. Ray and Dave were part of the sell-out crowds for both the Alumni Game and Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues. The next day they returned to the ice to take part in the Pro Camps Program hosted by NHL Hall of Famer Keith Tkachuk. The five-day experience was one that both will remember for a long time!

Q Give us a play-by-play of your experience? Did you travel from far? What was your favorite part of your experience?

AI flew in from Boston and Dave flew in from Tampa. From the moment we arrived at our hotel and met our rep Jason it was an unbelievable experience. We had the greatest time of our lives and its so sad to see it end.

Q Who did you bring with you on your experience?

A Brother.

Q Tell us about your winning contest "sweat". What qualifier did you enter (e.g. $3 PGA Qualifier)? Who was in your winning lineup?

A $3.00 Bridgestone classic contest. Max Pacioretty scored 4 goals and led us to victory along with the Montreal Canadians team that scored 10 goals.

Q Where were you when you won? How did you celebrate? Fist pump like Tiger? Riverdance like Chad Ochocinco? “Ride the Bull” like Happy Gilmore?

A Was at a Christmas Party but didn’t know I won till next day as there was a late game. Upon realizing I won I immediately called Dave and we began to celebrate and book our flights. It was surreal.

Q Favorite sports team? How long have you been a fan of this team? Favorite team moment?

A Islanders. Life. 4 Stanley Cups in a row.

Q Favorite athlete?

A Derek Jeter.

Q Favorite sports movie?

A Slap Shot.

Q Favorite sports memory?

A Winning the first Stanley Cup.

Q Favorite fantasy sport on DraftKings?

A Hockey.

Q What else is on your sports bucket list?

A Super Bowl.

Q What do you love most about DraftKings?

A Action and choices.

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