According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, former Detroit Red Wing Sean Avery, has decided to retire.
There had been reports back in March that said that he was going to retire but now if seems official.
In an interview with New York’s Q104.3, Avery said that this time it is for real and the incident in March was due to him wanting a pay raise.
The 32-year old didn’t leave without saying his goodbyes as he said that the Rangers would have beat the Devils in the playoffs if he had played in the series.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve always been a Sean Avery fan. I have always had a bit of a soft spot for him in my heart and kind of was hoping for him to sign with the Wings this summer to fill the role of the “Villain” which instead was given to Jordan Tootoo, who is a much better hockey player.
Avery was signed by the Wings as an undrafted free agent in 1999 and played for the Wings in the 01-02 and 02-03 seasons before being traded to the LA Kings in exchange for Mathieu Schneider.
Although the retirement isn’t official yet I do expect him to probably hang it up. If he does in fact chose to make a comeback I doubt that any teams would really consider to sign him to a deal.
I know this doesn’t currently pertain to the Wings but I felt that it would be worth sharing as he has dawned the Winged Wheel in his past.