New York Rangers
Sean Avery
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SeanAvery
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 195
BIRTHDATE: 04/10/1980
BIRTHPLACE: North York, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Entering the 2011-12 season, the Rangers had posted a record of 129-89-31 in 249 games with Avery in the lineup since he first joined the organization on Feb. 5, 2007. 2010-11: Led the team and ranked eighth in the NHL with 174 penalty minutes. ... Tied for fourth on the team with 11 road assists. ... The Rangers posted a record of 12-4-1 when he registered a point. ... Recorded his second, three-assist effort of the season, and posted a plus-three rating vs. Toronto on Jan. 19. ... Tied his career-high with three assists, including one on the game-winner, and a plus-three rating in a 6-5 win on Dec. 2 at Long Island. ... Skated in his 500th career NHL game in a 3-2 win on Nov. 1 vs. Chicago. ... Registered two assists, including his 100th point as a Ranger, and registered a plus-3 rating in the home opener on Oct. 15 vs. Toronto. ... Tallied two assists, registering an assist on the Rangers’ first goal of the season as well as on the game-winning goal, and tied the game-high with a career-high-tying plus-three rating in the season opener on Oct. 9 at Buffalo. ... In addition, recorded one assist and ranked second on the team with 12 penalty minutes in four playoff games. 2009-10: Established a career-high with three power-play goals. ... Tied for fifth on the team in assists, and ranked seventh in goals and points. ... Nine of his 11 goals and 20 of his 31 points were recorded at MSG. ... The Rangers posted a record of 6-2-0 when he notched a goal, and 15-6-2 when he recorded a point. ... Recorded six multi-point performances. ... Tallied two goals on Mar. 14 vs. Philadelphia. ... Notched his first career penalty shot goal on Feb. 14 vs. Tampa Bay, and the first penalty shot goal by a Ranger since Michal Rozsival on Dec. 17, 2008 at Los Angeles. ... Tied his single-game career-highs with three assists and four points on Jan. 6 vs. Dallas. ... Recorded his 200th NHL point with an assist on Nov. 28 at Pittsburgh. ... Tallied two goals, including the game-winner, on Nov. 23 vs. Columbus. 2008-09: Skated in 41 games with the Rangers and Dallas Stars, registering eight goals and 14 assists for 22 points, along with 111 penalty minutes. ... Tallied five goals and seven assists for 12 points, along with 34 penalty minutes in 18 games with the Rangers. ... New York has posted a record of 61-26-17 in 104 games with him in the lineup, and are 9-13-3 in the 25 games he has not dressed. ... Notched his first goal with the Rangers this season on Mar. 12 at Nashville. ... Recorded an assist in his return to MSG as a member of the Rangers on Mar. 8 vs. Boston. ... Made his season debut with the Rangers on Mar. 5 at Long Island. ... Skated in his 400th career NHL game on Nov. 26 at Minnesota. 2007-08: Ranked second on the team in penalty minutes (154), sixth in plus/minus (plus-6), and tied for third in game-winning goals (four). ... Notched two goals, including the game-winner, on March 6 at Long Island .... Tallied the game-winning goal and added an assist, along with a plus-2 rating and seven penalty minutes in a 4-3 win at Buffalo on Feb. 23, marking his fifth career "Gordie Howe Hat Trick". ... Recorded a shorthanded assist on Nov. 17 at Pittsburgh. ... Tallied one goal and one assist, along with seven penalty minutes on Nov. 10 at Toronto, marking his fourth career "Gordie Howe Hat Trick". ... Delivered a game-high, 10 hits in 18:40 of action on Oct. 4 vs. Florida. 2006-07: Skated in 84 games with the Rangers and Kings, registering 18 goals and 30 assists for 48 points, along with 174 penalty minutes … Established career-highs in games played (84), goals (18), assists (30), points (48), power play goals (two), shots on goal (249), and average icetime (17:11) … In 29 games with the Rangers, recorded eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points, along with 58 penalty minutes … Led the Rangers and ranked fifth in the NHL with 174 penalty minutes … Ranked third on the team and 26th in the NHL with 249 shots on goal … Ranked fifth on the club in scoring with 48 points and tied for fifth on the team in assists (30) … Recorded 13 multi-point games … The Rangers posted a 17-6-6 with him in the lineup … Recorded an assist, along four shots on goal on Apr. 5 vs. Montreal … Recorded two goals and an assist, along with a plus-three rating and five penalty minutes on Apr. 1 vs. Toronto (First Star);Marked his third career "Gordie Howe Hat Trick" … Posted a game-high, plus-three rating on Mar. 27 at Montreal … Tallied two goals on Mar. 21 vs. Philadelphia … Recorded one goal and three assists, along with a plus-three rating on Mar. 17 vs. Boston; Marked a career-high for points in a game and matched his career-high for most assists in a game … Notched the game-tying goal at 17:07 of the third period and earned First Star honors on Mar.3 vs.St.Louis … Skated in his 300th career NHL game on Feb. 20 at New Jersey … Notched his first goal as a Ranger, on Feb. 9 vs.Tampa Bay … Picked up an assist in his Rangers debut on Feb. 6 at New Jersey … In 10 playoff games, collected one goal and four assists for five points, along with 27 penalty minutes ... Led the Rangers in post-season penalty  minutes (27) and hits (30) ... Ranked second on the team in shots on goal (42) ... Also appeared in 55 games with the Kings, registering 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points, along with 116 penalty minutes. 2005-06: Appeared in 75 games with Los Angeles, tallying 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points, along with 257 penalty minutes … Ranked first in the league in penalty minutes (257) for the second consecutive season … Tied for second on the team with three shorthanded goals … Ranked fourth on the team with 91 hits … Averaged 13:36 of ice time per game … Notched his first career two-goal game on Mar. 4 vs. Columbus … Recorded three assists on Jan. 12 at Boston … Notched his second career “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” with a goal, an assist and a fighting major on Dec. 29 at Phoenix … Skated in his 200th career NHL game on Dec. 26 vs. San Jose … Posted a four-game point scoring streak from Oct. 11 to Oct. 19 (two goals and two assists). 2003-04: Skated in 76 games with Los Angeles, recording nine goals and 19 assists for 28 points, along with 261 penalty minutes … Led the league and set a career-high with 261 penalty minutes … Became the second King in club history to lead the league in penalty minutes (Marty McSorley -- 1992-93) … Recorded four multi-point games … Notched a “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” with a goal, an assist and a fighting major on Mar. 27 at Calgary … Posted a three-game point/assist streak from Nov. 27 to Nov. 30 (four assists) … Tallied the game-winning goal in his 100th career NHL game on Nov. 10 at Washington. 2002-03: Appeared in 51 games with Detroit and Los Angeles, tallying six goals and nine assists, along with 153 penalty minutes … In 12 games with the Kings, collected one goal and three assists, along with 33 penalty minutes … Led the Kings and ranked 16th in the NHL with 153 penalty minutes … In 39 games with the Red Wings, recorded 11 points (five goals and six assists) and 120 penalty minutes. 2001-02: Skated in 36 games with Detroit, recording two goals and two assists along with 68 penalty minutes … Scored his first NHL goal, a game-winning tally, on Mar. 2 at Pittsburgh … Made his NHL debut on Dec. 19 vs. Vancouver.

MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER
Skated in 125 games with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, Grand Rapids Griffins, and Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL), and the Motor City Mechanics of the United Hockey League (UHL), recording 82 points (43 goals and 39 assists) and 641 penalty minutes. 2004-05: Skated in 16 games with Motor City (UHL), recording 15 goals and 11 assists for 26 points, along with 149 penalty minutes … Tied for third on the team with 15 goals. 2002-03: Collected 12 points (six goals and six assists) and 82 penalty minutes in 15 games with Grand Rapids (AHL). 2001-02: In 36 games with Cincinnati, registered seven goals and 14 assists. 2000-01: Appeared in 58 games with Cincinnati, tallying eight goals and 15 assists for 23 points, along with 304 penalty minutes … Ranked first on team and sixth in AHL in penalty minutes.

JUNIOR CAREER
Appeared in 221 games with Owen Sound Platers and Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), registering 87 goals and 166 assists for 253 points, along with 564 penalty minutes. 1996-97: Skated in 58 games with Owen Sound, recording ten goals and 21 assists for 31 points, along with 86 penalty minutes. 1999-00: Appeared in 55 games with Kingston, tallying 28 points and 56 assists for 84 points, along with 215 penalty minutes … Led the team and ranked sixth in the OHL with 56 assists … Ranked second on the team and fourth in the OHL with 215 penalty minutes … Ranked third on the team and tied for 14th in the league with 84 points. 1998-99: Skated in 61 games with Kingston and Owen Sound, totaling 36 goals and 48 assists for 84 points, along with 163 penalty minutes … In 28 games with Kingston, registered 14 goals and 25 assists for 39 points, along with 88 penalty minutes … Finished the season first on Kingston and tied for sixth in the OHL with 16 power play goals … Ranked third on Kingston in goals (36), assists (48), points (84) and penalty minutes (163). 1997-98: In 47 games with Owen Sound, tallied 13 goals and 41 assists for 54 points, along with 105 penalty minutes.

BACKGROUND
Nickname is "Aves". ... Prior to joining the Rangers, he listed Madison Square Garden as his favorite road arena to play in. ... Favorite NHL cities other than New York are Los Angeles and Montreal. ... Made a guest appearance, along with fellow teammates, on the Sept. 30, 2009 episode of "Late Show with David Letterman" to present the top 10 list. ... Opened Warren 77, his vision of the perfect sports bar, in lower Manhattan in May of 2009. ... Opened Tiny’s Restaurant in Tribeca with Henrik Lundqvist in April of 2011. ... Design collaborator for Commonwealth Utilities clothing line. ... Portrayed former New York Ranger Bob Dill in the 2007 film The Rocket, about the life of NHL legend Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. ... Favorite recording artist is Neil Young. ... Childhood idol was Brett Hull. ... Single.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Sept. 21, 1999 - Signed as a free agent by Detroit. Mar. 11, 2003 – Acquired by Los Angeles along with Maxim Kuznetsov, a first round pick in 2003 and a second round pick in 2004 in exchange for Mathieu Schneider.  Feb. 5, 2007 – Acquired by the Rangers with John Seymour, in exchange for Jason Ward, Marc-Andre Cliche, and Jan Marek.  Jul. 2, 2008 – Signed as a free agent by Dallas.  Mar. 3, 2009 – Acquired by the Rangers, claiming him off re-entry waivers from Dallas.

CAREER HIGHS

LONGEST POINT STREAK:
4, (three times) (last -- Feb. 19, 2008, to Feb. 28, 2008 (two goals, three assists)

LONGEST GOAL STREAK:
3, (twice) (last -- March 12, 2009, to March 15, 2009 (four goals)

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 3 (eight times) ( last -- March 21, 2010, to March 25, 2010 (three assists)

MOST GOALS, GAME:
2, (11 times) (last -- March 14, 2010 vs. Philadelphia) (Leighton)

MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3, (five times) (last – Jan. 19, 2011, vs. Toronto)

MOST POINTS, GAME: 4, (twice) (last -- Jan. 6, 2010 vs. Dallas)

MOST PIM, GAME: 29, (twice) (last – Dec. 31, 2003 at Phoenix)

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 7, (twice) (last --  Nov. 7, 2010 vs. St. Louis)

FIRST NHL GAME: Dec. 19, 2001 vs. Vancouver

FIRST NHL GOAL: Mar. 2, 2002 at Pittsburgh (Aubin)

FIRST NHL ASSIST: Dec. 27, 2001, vs. Columbus

CAREER IN SHOOTOUT

ATTEMPTS:
2
GOALS: 0

CAREER PENALTY SHOTS

Feb. 14, 2010 vs. Tampa Bay (Smith) -- Goal