Sean Avery had 24 points and 174 penalty minutes in 76 games last season. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Status: New York Rangers right winger/left winger.
Ht: 5-foot-11 Wt: 195 pounds.
DOB: April 10, 1980 In: North York, Ont.
Hockey Inspirations: "Brett Hull was always my favorite player growing up, so I'd say him."
Early Hockey Memory: "Probably my best one was (attending) my first NHL game. It was 1992 and it was a playoff game between Toronto and St. Louis. My favorite player was Brett Hull and he got a hat trick that game."
Nicknames: "Not gonna tell you. Too many that I don't like (smiles)."
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: "Big music guy in the off-season. A lot of concerts and festivals, cruising around, checking out shows."
First Job: "Hockey school, working at a hockey school."
First Car: "A 1988 Audi. (Color?) It was between brown and purple. I'm not sure what you would call it."
Favorite Movies: "Favorite movie all-time - probably Big Chill."
Musical Tastes: "Neil Young's my favorite. I'm all over the map."
Favorite Meal: "I like Indian food. Probably a good chicken tikka masala."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Chocolate."
Pre-game Feeling: "Just try to stay loose, kinda not get too nervous or wound up."
Greatest Sports Moment: "Getting traded to New York."
Most Painful Moment: "Haven't had one yet."
Closest Hockey Friends: "Too many to count, too many to name."
Funniest Players Encountered: "Funniest looking? (smiles) I don't know, there's a lot of funny guys."
Favorite Athletes To Watch: "I like to watch Michael Vick. He's always been exciting to watch. Not a big baseball guy. Not a big sports guy."
Favorite Arena(s) To Play: "Madison Square Garden. That's easy."
Last Halloween Costume: "What was it...I don't know. I'm not a big commercial holiday guy."
Worst Injury: "Nothin' real bad yet. Knock on wood."
Favorite Uniforms: "Either us or Detroit."
Funny Hockey Memory: "Too many. It's usually me doing the funny stuff to everyone else. (Any revenge on you?) No. No. They don't want to feel the wrath (smiles)."
Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "Probably scoring on my own goal when I was younger, 10 or 11."
People Qualities Most Admired: "Biggest thing - probably individuality. I like that. People be their own person."
Mark 'Scoop' Malinowski's second book "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew" will be available on www.amazon.com in September. Malinowski is the creator of two websites: www.thebiofile.com and www.tennis-prose.com
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