NHL Air Hockey Table

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Who can possibly make better air hockey table than the NHL itself? You are right, NHL would not put their name on a product that would be deceiving, would they? We put together reviews of the most popular NHL air hockey tables so that you don't have to.

However, if you were simply looking for the best  "air hockey" tables, then you should read our air hockey table buying guide.


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If you don't have time to read the entire article, don't worry, here's a short summary of the best NHL air hockey tables.

Table

Description

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Air Hockey + Table Tennis

EastPoint NHL Air Hockey and Ping-Pong table

Our favorite

If you are looking for a NHL air hockey table, this is probably the one you had in mind but with a twist, you can also play ping-pong!


Size: Large

Medium-size NHL table with logos

EastPoint Medium NHL Air Hockey table with logos

Affordable

Medium-size air hockey table featuring all NHL teams and logos needed to organize tournaments amongst kids.


Size
: Medium

Tabletop NHL with logos

EastPoint Mini NHL Air Hockey table with logos

Small

This is a small table that features all the NHL logos, but like every tabletop table, it ends up being used on the floor or on a bed rather than a table.


Size
: Small/Mini

Alternative to NHL tables

Super Chexx NHL bubble hockey table

A great alternative

Bubble hockey tables are at the crossroads of foosball and air hockey, and often, because they feature miniature hockey players, they might be a great alternative to the 3 tables above featured NHL logos.


Size
: Medium

About NHL air hockey tables

Play like in the big league with an air hockey table? That's possible.

What is the NHL?

In case you don't know, the NHL is the National Hockey League. Even though Hockey and Air Hockey are not directly affiliated; it makes sense for the NHL to offer air hockey tables that look and feel like a game of air hockey.

After all, air hockey is what is closest to hockey, and it can be played year round from the comfort of your home.


Who makes these tables?

The NHL itself doesn't manufacture air hockey tables. Their core activity is to manage the professional hockey game so they hands are full.

To promote the NHL though, they can ask a reliable manufacturer to make a table on their behalf or sell the rights to use the NHL and hockey teams logos, for a fee, to manufacturers of air hockey tables. This is a common. For example, MD Sports makes tables for ESPN.

In this case, EastPoint manufactures a couple of air hockey table featuring the NHL logos and sometimes NHL teams.


What are the different NHL table types?

We believe there are 2 main types of NHL air hockey tables:

  1. Air hockey tables are usually mid-size to large and feature an air-flow which helps the puck slide across the table. These can be enjoyed by teenagers and adults alike.
  2. Bubble hockey tables are very different as they feature rods and miniature hockey players. These tend to be more expensive.

In this article, we will mostly cover the air hockey tables, but you can learn more about bubble hockey.


NHL table reviews

EastPoint 2-in-1 Air Hockey NHL Table with Table Tennis
(Ping Pong)

If you are looking for a great entry-level air hockey table that doesn't take too much space, this ESPN option is probably the best one at this price.


Unique and interactive table. Includes amazing features at a great price.

HOW IS THE NHL FEATURED?

On this table, NHL is featured in the center of the table of air hockey, as well as on the sides of the ping-pong table, and on the legs. Beside the logo, you won't see logos of teams or anything else related to the NHL.

Zoom on the ESPN 2-in-1 nhl air hocket and ping-pong table logos
Pros
  • Best table under $500-ish. Can be played by everyone in the house, no age restrictions.
  • Large-size table (6-ft/72-inch), and a lot heavier than all the other tables in comparison (165 pounds).
  • Ping-pong comes as an add-on to add on top of the air hockey table. It is simple to switch and can be done in less than a few minutes.
  • The table is sturdy and has an elegant design for both, air hockey and ping-pong.
  • Keeping track of score is a breeze and fun, with its in-rail LED scoring and sound effects. It actually gives you a countdown to add up to the fun.
  • The blower is high-quality and makes it real easy for the puck to slide through the table.
Cons
  • Pucks included are low quality and can fly off. With a table of this size, you should look for a bigger and heavier air hockey pucks.
  • There is no bag or spot on the table to store the equipment. With all the pucks/flyers: rackets and balls, it would have been useful.
  • The table is a bit heavy so you might need 2 people to assemble. Because of its height and how its handled during transit, it could arrive damaged.
  • The ping-pong table is not official size, but we think it's ok if you are just looking to have some fun at home.
  • The manufacturers advices this is for kids aged 8-11 years. As a result, if too much force is used when playing (or if adults play) you may experience flying pucks. Pucks sometimes doesn't stay in and ends up on the floor.
Conclusion

The EastPoint Hockey + TT table is a delight.

This table brings 2 great activities to your home, for the price of one. Even though the current price seems to be slightly over $500, we thought this table deserved to be here and totally worth the extra dollars.

Everything about this table is made with quality in mind and your family will have a lot of fun playing air hockey and table tennis. We absolutely love this table and we think you will love it too.


EastPoint 48" Mid-Size NHL air hockey table

Not to big, easy to set up, air powered, featuring LED scoring and logos of all NHL teams.


If you are looking for a NHL air hockey table at an affordable price, this might be the one. I can already imagine the kids playing against each other pretending to represent the team they draw. (this is how the Arizona Coyotes won the league).

HOW IS THE NHL FEATURED?

This table features the same types of logos as the previous one. Great for tournaments.

Zoom on the EastPoint Sports Air Hockey Table Top NHL logos
Pros
  • Great price
  • Mid-size table (48-inch), which is great size for kids.
  • Electronic scoreboard and sound.
  • Features a couple NHL logos as well as the logo of all NHL Teams which is perfect to pretend to play a team and organize tournaments for hockey fans.
  • The blower is makes it easy for the puck to slide through the table.
Cons
  • Can't expect too much from a $100+ table. It is made of cheaper materials and might not last long depending on how it is used.
  • The engine powering the airflow is not as strong as a traditional machine and could therefore seem a bit weak, or even stop.
  • This table is not as easy to set up as the manufacturer says it is. In reality, holes are not pre-drilled, so it might be a bit difficult if you don't have a power screwdriver.
  • The ping-pong table is not official size, but we think it's ok if you are just looking to have some fun at home.
Conclusion

We like how the 48" NHL air hockey table from Eastpoint looks. With all the NHL logos and checking some important boxes such as tracking points with electronic scoreboard, air flow and a decent size that can fit in most rooms.

However, this table is definitely worth its price. For less than $200, you might get a table that doesn't live up to your standards and may break down earlier that you expected.

But, in case you break down after some decent use, you can actually afford to buy another one, or something else. Not that bad after all.


EastPoint Mini NHL air hockey table

Looking for a mini/small table, this table from Eastpoint might be marking the end of your search.


Because it is small, it is very easy to slide under the bed or in the closet. Naturally designed for kids, its size doesn't alter the game play. In other words, young ones will love it.

HOW IS THE NHL FEATURED?

On this table, NHL is featured in the center of the table as well as on the legs with a simple logo. On the table sides, however, you will see the logo of all the NHL franchises, as well as a logo of the Western and Eastern conference.

Zoom on the EastPoint Sports Air Hockey Table Top NHL logos
Pros
  • Great price
  • Small, easy to store... anywhere
  • Simple, no bells and whistles
  • Features a couple NHL logos as well as the logo of all NHL Teams which is perfect to pretend to play a team and organize tournaments for hockey fans.
Cons
  • Like all table top tables. We don't believe they end up being used on tables but rather on floors and beds.
  • Not intended for adults so adults will have to play softly.
  • The ping-pong table is not official size, but we think it's ok if you are just looking to have some fun at home.
Conclusion

Simple, affordable and small NHL table that could be perfect for your kids.

Even though it is table top, it will most likely be played on the floor. 

In case you are into rod hockey, we also like this alternative from Stiga.