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New York Rangers Marc Staal (18) tries to come from behind to steal the puck from Philadelphia Flyers Danny Briere (48) during second period Philadelphia Flyers-New York Rangers NHL season opener at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia October 11, 2008. (UPI Photo/John Anderson)
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Daniel "Danny" Brière (born October 6, 1977) is a French Canadian professional ice hockey centre who plays for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played with the Phoenix Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres. Internationally, Brière 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, Brière's number 14 has been retired by his former team.. 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.

In his rookie season, he recorded 123 points, third overall in the league, was awarded the Michel Bergeron Trophy as league rookie of the year, and the Marcel Robert Trophy as scholastic player of the year. The following season, he improved to 163 points, earning the Jean Béliveau Trophy as the league's leading scorer. He was also named the QMJHL Humanitarian of the Year and awarded the Ford Cup as offensive player of the year. Despite a remarkable 6-game, 18-point post-season effort from Brière, Drummondville was not able to advance from the divisional round-robin.

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