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Daniel Briere

Born:October 6, 1977Draft:1996 Coyotes 24th Overall
Hometown:Gatineau, QuebecPosition:Center
Known For:Playoff PerformerShoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Philadelphia Flyers (interim GM)

Daniel Jean-Claude Brière (born October 6, 1977) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current interim general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers. He was drafted in the first round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes, and also played for the Buffalo Sabres, Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He is best known as one of the top Stanley Cup Playoffs performers in NHL history, with 116 points in 124 career playoff games.

Internationally, Brière won four gold medals in as many appearances with Team Canada at the 1994 World U18 Championships, 1997 World Junior Championships, and the 2003 and 2004 World Championships. He currently is the Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Daniel Briere Buffalo Sabres 2007
Daniel Briere #48 of the Buffalo Sabres (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

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  • IIHF U18 World Juniors Gold Medal (1994)
  • IIHF U20 World Juniors Gold Medal (1997)
  • IIHF World Championships Gold Medal (2003, 2004)
  • QMJHL Rookie of the Year (1995)
  • QMJHL Scholastic Player of the Year (1995)
  • QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1995)
  • QMJHL Leading Scorer (1996)
  • QMJHL Humanitarian of the Year (1996)
  • QMJHL Second Team All-Star (1996-1997)
  • QMJHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (1997)
  • AHL Rookie of the Year (1998)
  • NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2011)
  • NHL All-Star Game MVP (2007)