#FBF: Sean Avery Announces His Retirement on #WWHL

The former New York Ranger announces he's hanging up his skates for good on his bestie's show.

In honor of tonight’s big game of the New York Rangers versus the Tampa Bay Lightning, we’re throwing it back to when Andy’s favorite NHLer announced his retirement on Watch What Happens Live.

As a guest on the show in 2012, Sean Avery announced he was hanging up (or in this case, throwing out) the skates—for good. “I am officially retired,” he revealed. “I threw my skates in the Hudson.”

The former hockey pro and Andy became friends years ago when they met in the Hamptons and instantly hit it off. “We’re brothers from another mother,” Andy told New York Magazine following their connection.

In fact, the two became so close that dating (and subsequently engagement) rumors began to circulate, which Andy immediately shut down on an Ask Andy segment. “Sean Avery is straight,” he clarified at the time.

Sean Avery spent 12 years in the National Hockey League playing for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars and, of course, the New York Rangers.

The NYC hockey club takes on the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight in game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Bolts lead the series 2-1.

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