Monday, August 17, 2015

Briere Exits Stage Left

Drafted in 1996, Daniel Briere was one of the elder statesman in the NHL last season, employed to help the Colorado Avalanche's young players in their development at the pro level.  His impact may not have been felt at the most noticeable levels, but he was certainly an inspiration to those he played with and many of those who played at a smaller stature.

On Monday morning, word came out that the 37-year old has announced his retirement after playing in 18 NHL seasons, suiting up for Phoenix, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Montreal and Colorado.

His career spanned 973 NHL games, where he scored 307 goals and 696 points.

Remarkably, Briere never was a fixture among the money-winning teams in the hockey pools, dating back to the 2009 season.

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