Briere 'unofficially' back with Flyers in management role
Former Philadelphia Flyers forward Daniel Briere couldn't stay away from hockey for long.
After announcing his retirement from playing in the NHL in August, Briere was present at the team's morning skate on Monday and revealed he's begun taking steps in his next job.
"I'm unofficially back working in management," the 38-year-old Briere told NJ.com. "I'll be doing a variety of things working with (team president Paul Holmgren). I'll be learning the ropes. I think it'll be fun."
Briere, who played six of his 17 NHL seasons with Philadelphia, will be honored by the Flyers prior to the contest against the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 27.
Signed to an eight-year, $52 million contract with Philadelphia prior to the 2007-08 season, Briere collected 124 goals and 159 assists in 364 games with the team. The Quebec native scored 36 goals and set up 32 others during 62 career playoff contests with the club, and recorded a league-leading and franchise-best 30 points (12 tallies, 18 assists) in 23 games to help Philadelphia reach the Stanley Cup final in 2010.
Briere notched 307 goals, 389 assists and 744 penalty minutes in 973 career games with the then-Phoenix Coyotes, Sabres, Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche.
(h/t Yahoo! Sports)