Rangers' Sean Avery Honored by Career Gear's Second Chance at Life Event

Martin AverySenior Writer IMay 15, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 26:  Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers enters the crease as Simeon Varlamov #40 of the Washington Capitals keeps his eye on the play during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 26, 2009 in New York, New York. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 5-3.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

In Sean Avery's exit interview at Madison Square Garden, after the New York Rangers lost Game Seven of their playoff series with the Washington Capitals, he told reporters his plan for the summer was to have more fun than you can imagine.

Since then, the Capitals have lost to the Penguins and Avery has been to Jamaica and back, gone to the New York City Ballet, given his suits away, and gone on radio to say he's looking forward to next season with coach John Tortorella, who challenged the team to show up in better shape after this summer.

The New York City Ballet held its spring gala at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch theatre  and Avery joined the mix of true balletomanes and newbies, according to Women's Wear Daily. He joined Deeda Blair, Nina Griscom, and Fe Fendi, as well as Ed Norton and DJ Sam Ronson.

Avery donated some of his formal wear to Career Gear's "Capital PerSuit"  for their 10th Annual and Celebrity “Capital PerSuit” awards dinner held by Career Gear, according to Trend Hunter magazine.

The dinner, which follows a nine day online auction in June is part of a Career Gear program that offers struggling men the opportunity to wear business attire and obtain career counseling for a second chance at life.

The “Capital PerSuit” event will honor New York Rangers forward Sean Avery. Eric Bana, Jimmy Kimmel, Kevin Spacey, and Patrick Dempsey all have donated autographed ties for the auction.

Avery will be the guest host of the hour-long Ice Breakers show on Sirius XM Radio this Thursday former Ranger Ron Duguay and former New Jersey Devil Ken Daneyko.

Steve Zipay quoted Avery in his Blue Notes column on Newsday.com saying, “Tortorella's told us it’s gonna be a different training camp, a different mentality, and it’s going to be different to be a Ranger,” Avery said, predicting that conditioning will be a priority.