Sean Avery was born on April 10, 1980, in Pickering, Ontario, Canada
. In the early years of his career, Sean played for small scale teams like Kingston Frontenacs and Owen Sound Platers for about 4 years.
In 1999, he got his break into NHL when he was taken in the team of the Detroit Red Wings. He also played his last season at the junior hockey level and earned his best score at the junior level. Sean Avery played the first match for the Detroit Red Wings in 2001. But he contributed only 4 points in the season. However, the Red Wings became the Stanley Cup champion that year.
He went to the Los Angeles Kings in the second season in 2003. There he rose to fame and grabbed 28 points and 261 penalty minutes that seaso
n. After that season, the NHL was closed and Sean played in Michigan. During this time, he also acted in a movie named Maurice Richard based on the game of hockey.
Sean Avery came back to NHL as it started again in the 2005-2006 season. That season proved to be the best for him and he grabbed 39 points and 257 penalty minutes. But he was sent out of the team in 2006 following complaints against him for making racial comments.
Towards the end of that season, he joined the New York Rangers. He four points in a single game with the Rangers. But amidst controversies, Sean Avery was voted as the most hated player of the NHL in a survey conducted by The Hockey News.
The next season, Sean Avery got in the middle of another controversy as he restricted the sight of Martin Brodeur by gesturing. Though his team won the season, Sean suffered from a spleen injury.
He is now playing for Dallas Stars in the position of power forward.
Why is he famous?
Sean Avery is famous as a NHL player known for the seasons he played with the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers. He is currently playing for Dallas Stars.
Here is one of his famous quotes:
"It's funny, I don't realize I'm not 6'2" or 6'3"; I think I am delusional and feel as big as those guys. It's a good thing that I have that mentality. I can't believe I am only 5-foot-10 and just 195 pounds, so I go at guys and hope for the best."
- Sean Avery
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