Daniel Briere played Bantam hockey for Abitibi Regents in 1992 93 season. The following season, he went to Quebec Midget League’s AAA Gatineau Intrepide. While with the team, they won the bronze medal during the 1994 Air Canada Cup. After his stint using the Intrepide, he was picked by theDrummondville Voltigeurs during the 1994 QMJHL Draft. Briere earned several recognitions such as the Michael Bergeron Trophy, Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy and Jean Beliveau Trophy. He was chosen by the Phoenix Coyotes as the very first round, 24th overall pick during the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Briere was traded off to the Buffalo Sabres during the 2002-2003. During the 2007 All-Star Game, he was hailed as the season’s MVP. He concluded the season using a career-high of 32 goals, 63 assists, and 95 points. Other teams he played for include Philadelphia Flyers, German Deutche Eishockey Liga’s Eisbaren Berlin, Montreal Canadiens, and Colorado Avalanche. On August 17, 2015, he formally announced his retirement after 18 years of playing ice hockey. Daniel Jean-Claude Brire was born on October 6, 1977 in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.