Athletes, whether active or retired, tend to do well on Dancing With the Stars, but can you believe they’ve never had a professional hockey player before? That may change this spring if Sean Avery is indeed cast on Season 18.

That’s the scoop from the New York Post’s Page Six, which says the former NHL star has been training for his big ballroom debut. Sean, 33, played for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and New York Rangers before retiring in 2012. Weirdly enough, he used to be an intern at Vogue magazine, and he’s also modeled, been a restaurateur, and worked at an advertising agency. He was also on People’s Sexiest Man Alive list in 2007, which is never a bad thing to hear.

He seems like an interesting guy. Other stars rumored to be dancing including NeNe Leakes, Candace Cameron Bure, Cody Simpson, and possibly James Maslow.

If Sean dances, who will he get as a pro partner? The new pro lineup is really surprising, if these rumors can be believed.

The spring 2014 cast will be revealed this Tuesday, March 4 on Good Morning America. Season 18 premieres Monday, March 17 on ABC. Are you getting excited or just nervous about how all the changes will look and feel?

Source: Page Six