NHL 2004 is a sports video game of ice hockey developed by EA Black Box studios. It is the successor to NHL 2003 and is widely considered to be an important turning point in the NHL series.
The game NHL 2004 has added 3 European Elite Leagues: German Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the Swedish Elitserien, and the Finnish SM-Liiga. (This is not the first time that European teams involved in a game of EA? EA released both Elitserien 95 and Elitserien 96 for the Mega Drive in Sweden only and Elitserien and SM-Liiga 2001 as an expansion pack for the PC in Sweden and Finland included these groups.) Ratings of teams in Elitserien and SM-Liiga was comparable to the roster NHL, however, future doses had lower league teams of the NHL.