Philadelphia Flyers appoint Daniel Briere special assistant to general manager

A former Flyer joins the team’s front office in a full-time role.

The Philadelphia Flyers named Daniel Briere special assistant to general manager on Tuesday afternoon, marking his return to the city of brotherly love in his first full-time role since playing there eight years ago.

While Briere spent two years after retiring in the same role, Briere worked with the ECHL’s Maine Mariners as vice president of hockey operations and later general manager since 2017.

« I am very pleased to add Danny to our hockey operations team in a full-time role, » Flyers president of hockey operations and general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a statement. « His insight and 25 years of experience in professional hockey, along with his first-hand knowledge of the Philadelphia Flyers, are a valuable asset to our organization and I look forward to working closely with him on a daily basis. »

Briere, 44, will be involved in all aspects of hockey operations with the Flyers, including scouting and player development, the club said. For the past two years, he has worked with the Flyers in a part-time role with club prospects and current players on and off the ice.

As a player, Briere spent six years with the Flyers, playing 364 games where he scored 124 goals and 283 points. In the 2009-10 season, he helped the Flyers reach the Cup Finals where they ultimately lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games. Briere, however, led the league in playoff points.

« I’m thrilled with this new opportunity to join the Flyers’ hockey operations department, » said Brière. “Philadelphia is a place I have called home for a long time and I have had some of the most memorable moments of my career. I want to thank Chuck Fletcher and Dave Scott for their trust and support over the past few years, and I look forward to helping them continue to build a strong team on and off the ice.

Zach Laing is the News Director and Senior Columnist for the Nation Network. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaingor attached by email to [email protected]

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