Former NHL enforcer Sean Avery will play a Watertown cop in Patriots Day

Bruins fans may not be happy with this casting choice.

Sean Avery Patriots Day
–Sean Avery/Instagram

Sean Avery was widely regarded known as one of the most hated players in the NHL during his 11-year career in the league. Now, he’ll be playing one of the good guys on the big screen.

Avery will be playing a Watertown police officer in Patriots Day, which is filming scenes in Framingham Tuesday.

Avery announced the news by posting a photo of himself wearing a Watertown Police Department uniform to Instagram, with the caption “#ironic.”

#Ironic

A photo posted by Sean Avery (@imseanavery) on

Avery is joining an extensive cast list, including Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, and Vincent Curatola, in the film.

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Will Bruins fans buy a noted NHL villain — who once took a cheap shot to the head of Bruins goalie Tim Thomas — as a Watertown cop? Only time will tell.

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