Police were called just before 1 a.m. by a neighbor who complained about the noise from a party taking place at Avery's Hollywood Hills home.
The website reports that when officers threatened to knock the door down, a much more cooperative Avery answered the door and was taken into custody.
Avery was booked at an LAPD jail on suspicion of battery on a peace officer.
The officer wasn't injured in the incident.
The 31-year-old New York Rangers player is known for his confrontational style of play on the ice.
Avery was suspended for six games in 2008 following his comments about an ex-girlfriend dating other hockey players.
Avery said a Calgary Flames player who was dating his ex-girlfriend was "falling in love with sloppy seconds."
He also created controversy this spring when he appeared in an ad supporting same-sex marriage in New York.
Avery was released from jail Friday morning.