Sean Avery Retires: Looking Back at an Impressive NHL Career

March 13th, 2012 by Jason Sapunka Leave a reply »
One of the greatest hockey players of all time is moving on.

Sean Avery, former New York Rangers skater, announced his retirement Tuesday on a Bravo TV segment, saying "I am officially retired, I threw my skates in the Hudson [River]."

Avery later confirmed the statement to the New York Post.

Avery gained fame and respect across the NHL for not only being an incredibly skilled two-way forward, but for being one of the league's premier gentlemen as well.

He played in 15 total games this season, totaling three points. He ranks 629th among NHL players this season with that amount.

In addition to this high level of production, Avery has been a revolutionary for the progress of NHL hockey.

While playing against the New Jersey Devils in the 2008 playoffs, Avery made the league aware of a rule that it was lacking by deliberately waving his hand and stick in the face of goaltender Martin Brodeur.

The very next day, the NHL amended its unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to include the following terms:

An unsportsmanlike conduct minor penalty will be interpreted and applied, effective immediately, to a sit ...

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