I just got this release from the Rangers. While the People entry on Sean Avery came as a surprise last week, I knew the Vogue spread with Brendan Shanahan was in the works since the writer, Alec Wilkinson, was at the rink earlier this season.
Wilkinson’s main gig is as a staff writer for The New Yorker, and as devotee of that magazine, I’ve become a fan of his work. And he likes hockey, which immediately makes him cooler than most writers.
The story is “online here”:http://www.mensvogue.com/health/articles/2007/12/shanahan. I’m about to dive in myself (right off the bat is a tremendous anecdote about Shanahan and a saxophone).
NY RANGERS SUIT UP FOR MENÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S VOGUE AND PEOPLE MAGAZINEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S Ã¢â‚¬ËœSEXIEST MAN ALIVEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ ISSUE
Brendan Shanahan and Sean Avery Featured in Two Prominent National Publications in Stands This Week
New York, November 19, 2007 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ New York Rangers stars Brendan Shanahan and Sean Avery are featured in MenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Vogue and People Magazine respectively this week, underscoring the mainstream appeal of two of hockey’s most recognizable players.
The December issue of Men’s Vogue profiles Shanahan in a six-page editorial. He was photographed at the NY Rangers training facility in Tarrytown, modeling clothes by top menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s designers. Shanahan was accompanied in some of the photos by a few of his young teammates including, Brandon Dubinski, Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi and Marc Staal.
Avery, the Rangers’ resident “tough guy” is included in this weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue from People Magazine. In the section entitled Ã¢â‚¬ËœSexy ScarsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, Avery is listed in the company of actors Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jeffery Dean Morgan (GreyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Anatomy) and Bradley Cooper (Wedding Crashers, Nip/Tuck). Avery is one of 140 men selected to be included in the December 3rd issue and one of five athletes highlighted in the issue. Avery also is the second Ranger to be highlighted in a People Magazine editorial. Last year, goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was named one of Ã¢â‚¬ËœPeople’s Most BeautifulÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.