Sean Avery, a former NHL player, is making a comeback ten years after his final season.
Avery, 41, has signed a deal with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, a Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate.
The Solar Bears have announced that Avery will begin his career on the team’s reserve list. This season, the squad has 24 games left, with the final one on April 16.
Undrafted, Avery played in 580 NHL games for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and New York Rangers over ten seasons, accumulating 247 points and 1,533 penalty minutes. He scored 90 goals and 157 assists for a total of 247 points in his career.
The Toronto native last appeared in the NHL in 2011-12, when he played 15 games with the Rangers and seven with the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League.
He has acted since retirement, most recently in Christopher Nolan’s 2020 film Tenet. In 2014, he competed on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.
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