"Puck, sweet puck."
Revealed in November, 2011, Hockey Bird was designed by Toni Kysenius at Rovio Entertainment to be the official mascot for the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships.
"For Rovio Entertainment, being a part of the hockey world championships is something new, and Hockey Bird is the right person to join the party. He’s the first Angry Bird who gets to break free from the Angry Birds game environment. His job is to bring bird energy to a big sports carnival and basically, be everywhere," says Toni Kysenius at Rovio.
Hockey Bird is only playable in Angry Birds Friends.
On January 24, 2014, Rovio released a YouTube video announcing Hockey Bird's partnership with the NHL. According to the video, Hockey Bird was once part of the flock, but then left to follow his dream and become a professional hockey player. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYGUypUSVX0
His position is a left defenseman. He is 185 cm tall and weighs 108 kg. He likes fish sticks, waffles, and strawberry jam.
He has his own song: "Hockey Bird (In The Zone)".
These birds have appeared in the levels of the Angry Birds series but are unplayable.