If you sign up for the NHL Center Ice package, you will get access to the NHL Network (Channel 215), during the season. To get this channel in the offseason, then you are going to need to subscribe to a programming package that includes the NHL Network. These packages could be Ultimate or higher.
The NHL Network on DIRECTV is a great channel to have if you are a big fan of hockey. This channel will be able to deliver live games, as well as highlights, scores, the latest news, interviews and so much more. The channel also gives you to international games, classic games, profiles on players, interviews, team overviews, what is happening in the league and more. This channel is also available in High Definition.
Below is just some of what you will see on the NHL Network