Sean Avery on 'Dancing With the Stars'

By now you should know that Sean Avery never stays out of the headlines for long.

The former Rangers pest, who quit hockey altogether and said he threw his skates in the Hudson River, will be a contestant on season's installment of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

So basically, if you enjoyed Avery's antics on the ice, you'll be in for a treat as he tries to fox-trot and tango his way into the heart of the American viewers. The 33-year-old also has a keen sense of fashion -- he once interned at Vogue magazine during his playing days -- which could come in handy with all the ruffles and sequins in play during competition.

Avery won't be the only athlete to round out the competition; he'll be up against Olympic gold-medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, distance swimmer Diana Nyad and paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy.