PLAYERS | Ian McKechnie


Panther 37

67 matches [1968-1976]

119 points [9 tries, 46 goals]


Arriving at Penrith in 1968, McKechnie would become one of the club’s great club men over the next decade or so.

Making his first-grade debut at 18, he would be primarily used as a centre but on occasion as a five-eighth.

In 1971, he would at the time be the youngest first grade captain to lead the Panthers (until that record was broken by Phil Gould later in the decade).

He finished at the Panthers in 1976, playing 170 matches for the Panthers (68 first grade, 87 in reserve grade and 15 in third grade).

His commitment to the club would later be rewarded with life membership appointed to him in 1989.

Sadly he passed away in 2021.

Last updated 22 November 2021


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