At least in his tastes. From a New York Times Magazine Q&A with Sean Avery of the New York Rangers:
Fantasy career: I’d like to be an editor of a fashion magazine. Creatively and artistically, it is something I’d like to do, and I think I have a lot of ideas that would be good on paper.
Next big purchase: The spring/summer Dior men’s collection.
Always stockpiled: Clean towels. It’s ridiculous, but once I use a towel, I have to wash it and use a new one. I’m over the top about cleanliness.
Favorite recent purchase: I’m stoked about my Philippe Starck lamp. It is shaped like a machine gun. It lets you know there’s a man living in the house.
Favorite artwork: It’s a photo of Andy Warhol right after he was shot at his studio. He’s showing someone his bullet wound. When I got to New York, I wanted to give my apartment a local vibe. I haven’t bucked up for a Warhol yet, so this will tide me over.
Household item that defines him: My Taschen books. I love them and always have them around. They’re art books. The pictures are big and colorful. They are works of art as well as books.
Favorite clothing item: My black patent-leather Yves St. Laurent high-tops.
Hmmm, plus he lives in Chelsea in a condo. Of course, the Q&A ended with this:
Always by his bed: A beautiful woman.
Why do I suspect the last word in that answer has one extraneous syllable? Avery should invite Terrell Owens over and the two can watch HGTV and "America's Top Model" together.
Avery did lead the league in penalty minutes while with the L.A. Kings, because someone probably stole his towel and made fun of his YSL high tops. --Jim Buzinski