Former NHLer Battaglia to compete on 'Amazing Race'
By Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer
A familiar face to many hockey fans is about to embark on a whole new kind of competition.
In an announcement made Wednesday morning, it was revealed that longtime NHL player Bates Battaglia will be competing alongside his brother, Anthony, in the next season of CBS' award-winning show "The Amazing Race."
The Battaglia brothers will make up one of 11 teams engaging in an around-the-world chase in which the winner will earn $1 million.
The elder Battaglia brother, Bates played 580 games in the NHL, most of them with the Carolina Hurricanes, whom he helped lead to the 2002 Stanley Cup Final where they lost to the Detroit Red Wings. His younger brother, Anthony, played collegiately at Western Michigan University before suiting up for a number of minor-league teams, including a stint this season with the Huntsville Havoc of the Southern Professional Hockey League. CLICK HERE to read more from nhl.com