The New York Post’s Page Six says Avery, the former New York Rangers forward, has been working out in preparation for the show.
After retiring from hockey in 2012, Avery began working in the fashion industry, which was one of his interests during his playing career. The fashion agency for whom he had been working closed last year.
This spring will mark the 18th season of the show and that means Avery will be the latest in the long line of ex-athletes to join the program. I’m surprised he’s willing to participate in the show despite being like the 20th athlete to do it; I thought he wasn’t big on sloppy seconds … or thirds or fourths.