NHL 94 is a classic. The game was featured in the movie Swingers and often ranks among the top hockey videogames. A great write up over on Yahoo’s Puck Daddy gives some history on the game and cool facts:
When the first in the NHL series came out in 1991, the NHLPA did not sign off on it, thus you couldn’t play with your favorite players getting the recognition. In NHLPA ’93, the NHL didn’t sign off on it—thus you don’t get the team logos and had the Islanders only recognized as Long Island. However, with NHL ’94, it was the first time that you could get the best of both worlds playing as your favorite player on your favorite team.
Read the full article here.