The NHL is teaming up with "Angry Birds" owners Rovio Entertainment to introduce a new hockey-themed character to the popular mobile game.
HockeyBird's bio on NHL.com says he said "farewell to the Angry Birds flock to pursue his NHL dream" after being the top pick in the NHL Mascot Draft. He'll appear on the Dodger Stadium screens for two interactive games using voice-activated fan engagement technology. We're very interested to see how that works, and whether his stadium debut is any better than the failed Guardian Project a few years back.
No word on whether HockeyBird's hits on evil pigs will be subject to Shanabans.