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Former Flyer Danny Briere Retires After 17 NHL Seasons

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    Former Philadelphia Flyer Danny Briere talks about his NHL career that spanned nearly 20 years and included six seasons with the Orange and Black. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015)

    Danny Briere is hanging up the skates after 17 NHL seasons.

    The former Flyer announced his retirement Monday morning.

    “After taking a few weeks to think about it, it’s time to hang them up and spend a little more time at home with the family," Briere said in a statement. “I’ve been very, very fortunate to have a chance to play with some great organizations, but at this point the family becomes a priority."

    The 37-year-old Briere played six seasons for the Flyers, registering 124 goals and 159 assists in 364 games. Where he really stood out, though, was in the postseason. Briere had 68 points (36 goals, 32 assists) in 62 career playoff games with the Flyers. He is one of only five Flyers to play at least five playoff games and average more than a point per contest, along with Peter Forsberg, Ken Linseman, Eric Lindros and Claude Giroux.

    "The Flyers are where I played the bulk of my career. I’ve had a great time in Philadelphia and have been very, very fortunate to have the chance to play here," Briere said. "I would like to thank Mr. Snider, Paul Holmgren and Peter Luukko along with the coaches, staff, the fans and all my teammates. It’s been a great ride in an area that I still call home."

    Briere had 116 points in 124 career playoff games. His 53 playoff goals tie him with Jeremy Roenick and Bill Barber for 45th place all-time.

    Briere played two more years after leaving the Flyers following the 2012-13 season. He had 25 points in 69 games with Montreal in 2013-14 and 12 points in 57 games with Colorado this past season.