Thursday February 27th, 2014

Sean Avery played 10 seasons in the NHL, including parts of six with the Rangers. (Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images) Sean Avery played 10 seasons in the NHL, including parts of six with the Rangers. (Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)

Former New York Rangers forward and enforcer Sean Avery will join the show "Dancing with the Stars" this spring, according to a Page Six report in the New York Post

Avery was seen preparing for the show in the New York studio of trainer Tracy Anderson, who works with Gwyneth Paltrow, according to the report. New York Post sources also told Page Six that Avery recently showed off his Katy Perry dance moves online, though the video has since been removed:

Sources said the former NHL stud recently posted a video of himself online showing off some Anderson-inspired dance moves to Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” but the video was taken down.

PHOTOS: Sports Figures on Dancing with the Stars On the ice, Avery wasn't exactly known for his finesse, which will be required on the dance floor. Avery frequented the penalty box, leading the league in penalty minutes twice during his career. Throughout his tenure in the NHL, Avery played for the Rangers, Kings, Stars and Red Wings, ultimately retiring in 2012 as a New York Ranger.

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