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NHL Hockey (titled EA Hockey outside North America) is an ice hockey video game by EA Sports. Released in 1991 for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, it is the first game in the NHL series.

EA Hockey
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The cover of NHL Hockey
Developer(s)Park Place Productions
Publisher(s)EA Sports
SeriesNHL series
Platform(s)Mega Drive/Genesis
Genre(s)Sports (ice hockey)
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer


Glenn Healy who was then a goaltender for the Los Angeles Kings.


Mega placed the game at #2 in their Top Mega Drive Games of All Time.[1] According to Maximum, "A previously under-exposed and almost unheard of sport this side of the great divide, the original NHL on the Megadrive [sic] was a benchmark title and thanks to the reputation of John Madden Football and an excellent review in Mean Machines, it became an instant classic."[2]

Review score


  1. ^ Mega magazine issue 1, page 76, Future Publishing, Oct 1992
  2. ^ "On the 'Ead Son!". Maximum: The Video Game Magazine. Emap International Limited (1): 120–2. October 1995.
  3. ^ MegaTech rating, EMAP, issue 6, page 77, June 1992