Rotowire: Aug 17 / 3:26p ET
News: Briere announced his retirement on Monday, Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press reports.
Impact: The former first-round pick played 17 seasons in the NHL with five different teams. The announcement doesn't come as a huge surprise, as the 37-year-old's production has declined immensely over the past three seasons. Briere had his best statistical NHL season in 2006-07 with the Sabres, racking up 95 points (32 goals, 63 assists) in 81 games. A knack for producing in the playoffs was arguably Brier's most commendable trait as a player throughout his career, as he racked up an astounding 116 points (53 goals, 63 assists) in 124 career playoff contests.
StatsLLC: Aug 17 / 12:00a ET
News: Briere announced his retirement after 17 NHL seasons Monday.
Impact: Briere totaled 307 goals and 389 assists over 973 regular-season games with the Coyotes, Sabres, Flyers, Canadiens and Avalanche. The 37-year-old, who had eight goals and four assists in 57 games with Colorado last season, added 116 points (53 goals) in 124 postseason contests and was a four-time 30-goal scorer.