National Hockey League
Games licensed to use NHL trademarks. The most successful Hockey League in the World.
Alternate name: Ligue Nationale d'Hockey
The first video game about National Hockey League was released in 1979.
NHLPA is the National Hockey League Player's Association. Its a labor union for players in the NHL. As such, NHL and NHLPA are synonymous at UVL; unless or until we come across any NHL hockey games set before 1957 (or any UVL editor's are threatened with a hockey stick).