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Sean Avery
Sean Avery
Left Wing
(SHAWN AY vree)
Number: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left
Born: Apr 10, 1980
Birthplace: North York, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on September 21, 1999.
Sean Avery was born April 10, 1980 in Pickering, Ontario. A graduate of the Ontario Hockey League's Owen Sound Platers and Kingston Frontenacs, Avery had a career year in his final season of junior hockey with the Frontenacs in 1999-2000, recording 84 points.

The Pickering, Ontario native signed as a free agent with the Red Wings prior to the 1999-2000 OHL season and joined the Wings AHL affiliate in Cincinnati in 2000-01 racking up over 300-plus penalty minutes and finishing sixth in the AHL.

In 2001-02 Avery made his NHL debut with the Red Wings, playing in 36 games while spending the other half of the season with Cincinnati. Avery jumped between Detroit and the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2002-03, before being traded to the Los Angeles Kings in a deal that brought rearguard Mathieu Schneider to the Motor City.

Upon his arrival with the Kings, Avery continued to play a gritty game and in 2003-04 led the league in penalty minutes with 261. He later set career highs in goals (15), assists (24) and points (39) in 2005-06 and again led the league in minutes spent in the penalty box.

In 2005-06 Avery would go on to set new career highs with 15 goals, 24 assists for 39 points while once again leading the league in penalty minutes. The following season Avery appeared in 55 games with the Kings before he was dealt to the New York Rangers with John Seymour in exchange for Jason Ward, Marc-Andrew Cliché and Jan Marek.

Through two seasons in New York, Avery proved to be a key contributor offensively while he continued to be one of the league's top superpests. The 2007-08 season in particular proved to be a very interesting one for Avery and the Rangers. After returning from wrist surgery, Avery went on to record 33 points in just 57 games and helped the Blueshirts into the NHL playoffs. In the first round of the playoffs, Avery's antics were displayed during a Ranger's two-man advantage. Facing New Jersey's goaltender Martin Brodeur, Avery waived his arms and stick in the air in a distraction attempt. The move was legal at the time, however a day later the league made a statement that any form of this action in future would result in an unsportsmanlike penalty. After the Rangers eliminated the Devils, Avery's season would come to an end when he was sent to the hospital to repair a lacerated spleen.

In summer of 2008, Avery signed a four-year, $15.5 million contract with the Dallas Stars, though he would only appear in 23 games for the club. Controversy plagued his time in the "Lone Star State" and he was subsequently waived by the Stars and assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League. Eventually, Avery would find his way back to Rangers organization after be claimed off waivers by the club on March 3, 2009.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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