Danny Briere

Danny Briere

About Danny Briere

Daniel 'Danny' Brire (born October 6, 1977) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and an alternate captain for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played with the Phoenix Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres. Internationally, Brire has 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. Growing up and playing hockey in his hometown Gatineau, Briere played Bantam hockey in 1992-93 for the Abitibi Regents before graduating to the AAA Gatineau Intrepide of the Quebec Midget League for the 1993-94 season. He was drafted by the Drummondville Voltigeurs in the 1994 QMJHL Draft. Brire's number 14 has been retired by this team, on January 21, 2007, during a ceremony in the Marcel Dionne Center of Drummondville.

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