Sean Christopher Avery is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. During his career in the National Hockey League, he played left wing for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and Dallas Stars, gaining recognition for his agitating playing style and controversial behaviour both on and off the ice. He finished his 12-year career with a total of 90 goals, 247 points and 1,533 penalty minutes in 580 games. He led the league in penalty minutes twice, during the 2003–04 and 2005–06 NHL seasons. He is also known for his eclectic interests, having worked in fashion, most notably as an intern at Vogue magazine; as a model; and as a restaurateur. After retiring in 2012, Avery began working at Lipman, an advertising and creative agency in New York City. He was promoted to senior staffer, but the firm closed without notice in September 2013, reportedly due to financial problems, later filing for bankruptcy, and owing Avery $229,167.
Former NHL left winger who made his debut during the 2001-2002 season with the Detroit Red Wings, then went on to play for the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and Dallas Stars.
He attended Dunbarton High School in Canada.
As his career was winding down, he began modeling and working in the fashion industry.
He and right winger Ryan Callahan were teammates on the Rangers.
Motor City Mechanics players. Owen Sound Platers players. Canadian male models. Canadian restaurateurs. Connecticut Whale (AHL) players. Kingston Frontenacs players. LGBT rights activists from Canada. Lahti Pelicans players. Advertising people. Manchester Monarchs (AHL) players. Grand Rapids Griffins players. Businesspeople from Toronto. Dallas Stars players. Hartford Wolf Pack players. Los Angeles Kings players