Meet Dancing's Newest StarsWho's nervous? Excited? Overly confident? The contestants of DWTS Season 18 tell all

SEAN AVERY

Former NHL star Avery joined the show primarily to spread awareness about a charity called Friends In Deed, a support group for those who are helping loved ones with terminal HIV. But that doesn't make him less excited about dancing with his partner. "Karina [Smirnoff] makes dancers look unbelievable and I think from a technical standpoint, she's probably the best dancer here," he says.