Daniel Briere Retires: Latest Comments and Reaction

August 17th, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
After 17 seasons, five franchises and two All-Star appearances, Daniel Briere is hanging up his skates. The veteran center told LeDroit (h/t Sportsnet) that he will announce his retirement at a news conference in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Briere, 37, spent the 2014-15 season with the Colorado Avalanche. He had eight goals and four assists in 57 appearances, his worst marks in more than a decade. While there were questions about how much he had left in the tank, Briere said his decision largely came down to wanting to spend more time with his three children, who are based in the Northeast.

"The kids were resilient and they hung in there," Briere told Scott Burnside of ESPN.com in July. "But you come to a point where you have to think about your life, their life, and who you’re affecting with your decisions. As hockey players, you do something your whole life, and the decisions you have to make get tougher and tougher."

Briere scored 307 goals and had 389 assists, playing for the Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres and Phoenix Coyotes. Most of his career success came in Philade ...

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