Ian McKinnon - Firebirds Hockey Player
Position: Center 
Born Mar 5, 1998 
Age: 24 
Place of Birth: Whitby, ON, CAN 
Height: 6’2” 
Weight: 194 
Shoots: L 

Games Played: 330 
Years Played:
Assists: 53 
Points: 41 
PIM: 983 

* Elite Prospects 


Firebirds Affiliates

NHL: Seattle Kraken

The Coachella Valley team is affiliated with the NHL’s newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken, for the 2021-22 season. The affiliation is expected to last one season while construction is completed on an arena that will host the Kraken’s AHL expansion franchise in Palm Desert, California. In the meantime, the Checkers will receive the Kraken’s first group of AHL-eligible prospects under a joint affiliation with the Panthers.

About Us

The Coachella Valley Firebirds are the 32nd Franchise to enter the American Hockey League (AHL) with a goal of developing players and personnel for the National Hockey League (NHL).  The Firebirds strive to accomplish this by passionately building an organization from the ground up focusing on talent, entertainment,  service and community.