These events occured in 1994 in the world of hockey:
- Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Wayne Gretzky, Los Angeles Kings
- Hart Memorial Trophy – for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Sergei Fedorov - Detroit Red Wings
- World Hockey Championship
- Men's champion: Canada defeated Finland
- Junior Men's champion: Canada defeated Sweden
- Women's champion: Canada defeated the United States
June 14 - The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup for the 1993–1994 season 4 games to 3 over the Vancouver Canucks, ending a 54-year drought.
October 1 - The NHL locked out its players and the regular season was put on hold for the next 3½ months and the season began under a 48-game schedule through 1995.