TheRussianRocket. Posted August 17, 2015 Share Posted August 17, 2015 http://cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/25272154/daniel-briere-announces-retirement-after-17-years-in-nhlDaniel Briere announces retirement after 17 years in NHL Briere, a 17-year veteran in the NHL with the Arizona Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche, is retiring from the NHL at the age of 37. He will make an official announcement in Philadelphia on Tuesday, but in an interview with Ottawa newspaper Le Droit Briere said that his decision to retire was based on his desire to spend more time with his three children. Briere, a first-round pick (No. 24 overall) by the Coyotes in 1996, played in 973 regular season games, scoring 307 goals and recording 389 assists. Some of his best hockey came during his time with the Sabres between 2002 and 2007, including his 95-point performance during the 2006-07 season as a part of a high-flying Buffalo team that reached the Eastern Conference Final and led the NHL with 307 goals. He was also a huge point producer in the playoffs -- especially later in his career -- with 116 points in 124 postseason games and was the NHL's leading scoring during the 2009-10 playoffs (30 points, 23 games) with the Flyers as they made their improbable run to the Stanley Cup Final. He was the rare player that actually averaged more points per game in the postseason (0.93) than he did during the regular season (0.72) Briere spent this past season playing in Colorado where he managed just eight goals and four assists in 57 games. Sigh, there goes another one. One of the slickest players I've ever seen. In his prime when healthy, he was on a different level. And arguably one of the most lethal playoff performers ever. Man, it was a given Briere would tally a point. Unfortunate he never won the Cup. Oh well. Great career. Will definitely miss him. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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