If you are a fan of the NHL, and excited for the 2013 season, then check out our list of the best NHL apps for the iPad.

 

Ice Hockey Encyclopedia

Price: $0.99

For: iPad

If you ever wondered how Wayne Gretzky came to be known as “The Great One” (clue: he didn’t stumble on his moniker by random), then here’s your best bet for that info! Comprehensive, yet still easy to read, you can’t call yourself a hockey fan if you haven’t downloaded yourself a copy of this!

 

TC Hockey

Price: $0.99

For: iPad

With initials standing for “Total Coach”, you’d really mistake this for a hockey sim. But more than that, it’s an invaluable tool for budding hockey coaches everywhere. This app has hundreds of drills and plays. You can also create your own plays.  

 

AAA Hockey HD

Price: $0.99

For: iPad

For anyone following professional sports, you know how exciting it can be to scout for the next up-and-coming talent. This keeps you covered on all the exciting happenings in the AAA Hockey ranks. Whether you’re a player or a coach, this is an essential app for anyone who wants to get deeper into the game of hockey.

 

StL Hockey

Price: $0.99

For: iPhone, iPad

Fan blogs are dime a dozen nowadays. However, rarely can you see a site where the passion for a sport shows through. This is how the fans of St. Louis Blues serve their brand of pro hockey: informative and irreverent. 

 

Ice Hockey for two

Price: $0.99

For: iPhone, iPad

Yes, it’s not a hockey game per se, but man, is it fun! And isn’t that the most important aspect of any app is these days? Play with your friend and swipe the device to move the paddle.