Probably the most controversial NHL gamers of the 2000s is making an attempt a professional hockey comeback at 41 years outdated.
Avery hasn’t performed professionally since his remaining NHL season with the New York Rangers throughout the 2011-2022 marketing campaign. Over 580 profession NHL video games, the middle registered 90 objectives, 157 assists and 247 factors.
Throughout his 10 seasons spent between the Rangers, Detroit Crimson Wings, Los Angeles Kings and Dallas Stars, although, Avery additionally gained a status as being one of many dirtier gamers within the league on the ice and scandalous figures off the ice. He completed his taking part in days with 1,533 penalty minutes and led the NHL in that class twice (2003-2004, 2005-2006).
“I’ve acquired seven months to be bodily able to stroll on to an NHL coaching camp,” Avery stated on the “Blackballed with James Di Fiore” podcast. “My timing is coming again and it is getting sharper each single time. I can really feel it taking place.”
Per The Athletic, Avery had “feuds” with quite a few gamers throughout his taking part in days, together with Corridor of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur.
“When Avery held his stick in entrance of Brodeur throughout a 2008 playoff sequence between the Rangers and the New Jersey Devils, he was assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct minor penalty, now often known as ‘The Avery Rule,’ The Athletic reported.