Share View photos Elisha Cuthbert is one of Canada's most versatile actresses, but when it comes to love, she certainly has a type. A big, burly, hockey-playing type. And that has led to some foul play in the past. On Monday night, at a seafood restaurant in Prince Edward Island with 40 friends and family, the year-old actress announced her engagement to boyfriend Dion Phaneuf, 27, captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team.
The pair has been dating since May of View photos But back in the mid-aughts, Cuthbert was dating then-L. Kings player Sean Avery. And after Cuthbert ended her two-year relationship with the Pickering, Ont.
Not only did Avery quickly turn to Cuthbert's friend Paris Hilton for comfort, but in a press conference before Avery was to play Calgary Flames defenceman Phaneuf, he made the following remark: I just want to comment on how it's become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds.
I don't know what that's about, but enjoy the game tonight. Elisha Cuthbert's 'Conan' interview has her vomiting, slurping, and dancing her way into O'Brien's heart The comment did not go over well with the NHL commissioner, understandably. Avery was quickly handed a six-game suspension from the League for making "inappropriate public comments, not pertaining to the game.
Avery later apologized in a statement to People magazine, saying, "I should not have made those comments and I recognize that they were inappropriate It was a bad attempt to build excitement for the game, but I am now acutely aware of how hurtful my actions were.
Cuthbert, who got her start as a perky geek-girl on the TV show "Popular Mechanics for Kids," is now starring in the comedy hit "Happy Endings. Elisha Cuthbert mocks Kiefer Sutherland over '24' movie rumours Avery returned to play for the New York Rangers, but in August , he was arrested for allegedly shoving a police officer. According to reports, Avery was hosting a party at his house in L. Avery allegedly pushed an officer aside and slammed the door, but when the police knocked a second time, he cooperated and went with them willingly.
Earlier this year, Avery claimed he was retiring from hockey , though his agent says his future with the NHL is still up in the air.
This isn't the only dating drama in Elisha's past. Shortly before she began dating Avery, she called off her engagement to Trace Ayala, Justin Timberlake's business partner. Rumour is, that breakup allegedly inspired Timberlake's song "What Goes Around