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NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against on January 25, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Sean Avery is about to become a Mad Man. Officially, that is. The one-time New York Rangers winger told the New York Post Tuesday he will embark on his post-hockey career next month with an advertising agency that has a venture capital wing. The former on-ice agitator announced his retirement Monday night on the online "After Show" of Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live." "I am officially retired," Avery said on the show. "I threw my skates in the Hudson [River]." Avery told The Post, "No, that wasn't a joke; yes I'm retiring at the end of the season, and it's OK. I guess that was my retirement press conference." Avery, who will begin his new job when his NHL contract officially expires on April 15, said he never contemplated continuing his hockey career next season. "I couldn't be happier about the situation,"Avery said. "If I ever could have envisioned the perfect post-hockey career for myself, this would be it." Avery, who has prior experience with advertising agencies, t...
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