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Sean Avery

Sean Avery  #16

Left Wing
NUMBER: 16 BIRTHDATE: April 10, 1980
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: North York, ON, Canada
Shoots: Left
Traded to Kingston (OHL) by Owen Sound (OHL) with Steve Lafleur for Aaron Fransen and D.J. Maracle, January 11, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September 21, 1999. Traded to Los Angeles by Detroit with Maxim Kuznetsov, Detroit's 1st round choice (Jeff Tambellini) in 2003 Entry Draft and Detroit's 2nd round choice (later traded to Boston Boston selected Martins Karsums) in 2004 Entry Draft for Mathieu Schneider, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Lahti (Finland), November 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Motor City (UHL), February 11, 2005. Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles with John Seymour for Jason Ward, Jan Marek, Marc-Andre Cliche and NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Corey Fienhage) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 5, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 2, 2008. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Dallas, March 3, 2009. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve.
Quote of the Day

It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.

— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings
World Cup of Hockey 2016