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.”
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.