11:13 AM EDT 11/20/2013
Originally posted 11/14/2013 08:35AM
Now that's how you celebrate an engagement.
Hours after announcing their plans to tie the knot on Wednesday, former NHL star Sean Avery and model Hilary Rhoda made a photogenic pair at the after party for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at TAO Downtown.
Rhoda, 26, who was one of the top models walking the runway earlier in the night, looked stunning in a floral silk dress with leather accents. She was also wearing her latest accessory – a sparkling diamond ring!
Avery, 33, who played for the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, the Dallas Stars and the New York Rangers during his 12-year NHL career (and is also a former intern at Vogue) complimented his bride-to-be perfectly, wearing a dark navy shirt that matched the flowers on her dress.
Originally posted 11/13/2013 01:00PM
Sorry ladies, Sean Avery is off the market!
The former NHL star and his model girlfriend of three years, Hilary Rhoda, "are very happy to announce our engagement," the couple tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"We are excited to plan the most beautiful and fun wedding that we could ever imagine," they also said.
Avery and Rhoda began dating in 2010 and were reportedly on and off before becoming more serious about their romance in the spring of 2013.
Originally posted 08/05/2011 10:30AM
New York Rangers star Sean Avery was arrested at his Hollywood home early Friday and charged with battery on a police officer, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman tells PEOPLE.
The arrest took place at 1 a.m, said the rep. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood division also confirmed the arrest, and said on Friday morning, "He is in jail and still here – he will be bailing out shortly. He battered one of our officers."
Police were responding to noise complaints when Avery, 31, was arrested. "He didn't want to turn down the music at his home," said the Hollywood Police rep.
The hockey star's bail reportedly was set at $20,000.
– Lorenzo Benet and Liz Raftery
Originally posted 12/03/2008 08:15PM
Hockey star Sean Avery, suspended by the NHL for making an offensive statement apparently referring to ex-girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert, apologized Wednesday.
"I should not have made those comments and I recognize that they were inappropriate," he says in a statement to PEOPLE. "It was a bad attempt to build excitement for the game, but I am now acutely aware of how hurtful my actions were."
The hockey league's commissioner summoned Avery, 28, who plays for the Dallas Stars, for a hearing Thursday on his indefinite suspension for making what the commissioner called "inappropriate public comments, not pertaining to the game."
Originally posted 06/18/2008 01:30PM
NHL bad-boy-turned-fashion-intern Sean Avery says he hopes Vogue editor Anna Wintour will be asking him back next summer now that he's "made it out alive" from his last couple months at the magazine.
"I learned a ton," the New York Rangers left wing, 28, told PEOPLE Tuesday night at the Whitney Contemporaries Art Party presented by BCBG Max Azria. "I was surrounded by some of the greatest minds in American fashion and in the world."
Self-confessed clotheshorse Avery, whose on-ice antics have inspired an official NHL rule named after him, fulfilled a lifelong dream when he started at the fashion mag only a week after he was hospitalized for a lacerated spleen during a game in May.
Originally posted 05/05/2008 03:30PM
New York Rangers hockey star Sean Avery was released from the hospital Sunday after lacerating his spleen during a game Tuesday night, his rep tells PEOPLE.
"He still needs a lot of rest," his rep says, "and will be going for checkups with his doctors over the next few days."
But bedrest isn't the only thing on his agenda: Avery is keeping his prior commitment to attend one of New York City's most exclusive social engagements of the year: Monday night's Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala. Avery, who is set to begin an editorial internship with Vogue in a week, will be attending the gala as a guest of the magazine, donning an Alexander McQueen suit.
Avery's injury has sidelined him for the remainder of the hockey season.
Originally posted 05/01/2008 02:15PM
Hockey star Sean Avery remains in intensive care Thursday after lacerating his spleen during an Eastern Conference Semifinal against the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday night.
"Sean has undergone procedures to stop his internal bleeding, and is awaiting results from his doctors today," the New York Rangers star's publicist, Nicole Chabot, tells PEOPLE. "Doctors expect he'll make a full recovery, but will be keeping him in the hospital for a week."
Contrary to reports that claimed Avery was found unconscious and rushed to the hospital, his rep says his life was never in danger. Avery was taken to New York's St. Vincent's hospital directly from Madison Square Garden with a team doctor.
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