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Daniel Briere | Center

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (37) / 10/6/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 174
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Daniel Briere scored a goal in Monday's 4-3 loss to Montreal.
Briere's goal late in the first period tied the game at one. The 37-year-old was a healthy scratch in seven consecutive games earlier this season, but he's really turned it around since then. Briere has four goals in his last eight games since his return to the lineup. The veteran has six goals and seven points in 18 games this season. He's no longer the player he once was. Dec 1 - 11:56 PM

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Daniel Briere is getting the start on the Avalanche’s top line.

Colorado has a whopping nine players injured, so Briere will get a crack at playing with Ryan O’Reilly and Matt Duchene. The 37-year-old could have a tough time matching his linemates’ pace, but it’s certainly a great opportunity. He has three goals and four points in 13 games, averaging 11:31 of ice time.
Nov 22 - 8:15 PM

Daniel Briere is expected to return to the lineup on Thursday.

He has been a healthy scratch for the past seven contests. Briere is projected to play alongside Nathan MacKinnon and Jamie McGinn against the New York Rangers. He has two goals and one assist in 10 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 12 - 6:16 PM

Daniel Briere has been a healthy scratch in six consecutive games.

The Avalanche acquired Briere from the Canadiens this off-season, but he's had a hard time getting into the lineup. The 37-year-old has been on the decline for a while now. His days as a consistent point-producer are over. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 9 - 11:14 AM

Daniel Briere will be a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game on Saturday.

The Avs are in St. Louis. The 37-year-old has two goals and three points in 10 games this season. He's an aging forward who is having a hard time cracking Colorado's deep forward group.
Nov 1 - 3:04 PM

Daniel Briere will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's match against the New York Islanders.

Recent call up Dennis Everberg will replace him in the lineup. Everberg will play with John Mitchell and Alex Tanguay. Briere has two goals and one assist in 10 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 30 - 2:29 PM

Despite skating on Colorado's third line, look for Daniel Briere to play well against his former team, the Canadiens, Saturday night.

He will no doubt want to show Habs' coach Michel Therrien he made a mistake in how Briere was deployed last season. Briere is coming off a big game Monday in which he scored the winning goal with the less than a second left in regulation. It will be interesting to see if he can ride the momentum of that marker to exact revenge on his former coach.
Oct 18 - 12:32 PM

Daniel Briere scored his 300th career goal in style in Colorado's 2-1 victory over Boston Monday afternoon.

Briere found the back of the net with just 0.5 seconds left in regulation time. After back-to-back shutout losses against Minnesota, the Avalanche needed a game like this to get them back on track. Jamie McGinn accounted for Colorado's other goal. Tyson Barrie, Matt Duchene, Jan Hejda, and Nathan MacKinnon each finished the game with an assist.
Oct 13 - 3:39 PM

Daniel Brière re-joined his teammates on the ice today, after he returned home for family reasons.

Brière’s son was injured during a hockey game and the 36-year-old returned home to be with him. The Avalanche have a game tonight in Montreal but Brière isn’t expected to play. He should be in the line-up when Colorado plays the Canadiens in Quebec City tomorrow night.
Sep 25 - 1:43 PM

Daniel Briere has been traded the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for P.A. Parenteau and a fifth-round pick in the 2015.

Briere didn't have a memorable homecoming on the stat sheet, with 13 goals and 25 points in 69 games as a member of the Montreal Canadiens during the regular season. He added seven points in 17 playoff contests. He could serve as a mentor for a young, up-and-coming Avalanche group.
Source: TSN.ca
Jun 30 - 2:43 PM

Daniel Briere scored a goal in Montreal's 3-2 overtime win Thursday night.

That gives Briere three goals and seven points in 13 playoff games. That's pretty good when you factor in that he's been averaging just 10:27 minutes per contest.
May 23 - 9:42 AM

Danny Briere was a warrior for the Habs in their Game 7 battle with the Bruins on Wednesday night, assisting on Montreal's opening goal and scoring the Habs' insurance marker in the team's 3-1 win over Boston.

Briere was a healthy scratch in Game 5, but responded in a big way when it really mattered. His cross-ice feed to Dale Weise gave the Habs an early lead, and power play goal late in the third put the nail in the coffin for the once mighty Bruins. Briere has two goals and six points in 10 post season games.
May 14 - 10:29 PM

Daniel Briere was back in the lineup on Monday after he was a healthy scratch in Game 5.

He saw 10:01 of ice time in Montreal's 4-0 victory over Boston. Briere has a goal and three assists in nine postseason contests, with two of his helpers coming in five appearances against the Bruins in Round 2. Travis Moen was a healthy scratch instead.
May 13 - 10:28 AM

Renaud Lavoie is reporting that Daniel Briere will be healthy scratch Saturday night against Boston.

He added that Brandon Prust might draw back into the lineup in Briere's place after he missed the past two contests. Briere has a goal and three assists in eight games this postseason. He has averaged just 10:26 of ice time per match.
May 10 - 6:16 PM

Daniel Briere gave Montreal a 1-0 lead just 2:24 into the first period.

The Canadiens had a 3-1 advantage going into the third, but Tampa Bay rallied to even the score. Max Pacioretty scored on the power play to give Montreal a 4-3 win with just 43 seconds left on the clock. Briere logged just 9:34 of ice time in the match, but he did get 1:21 of it on the power play. He had a goal and an assist in four matches during the Habs' sweep of the Lightning.
Apr 23 - 8:20 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Ben Street
6Marc-Andre Cliche
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
5Dennis Everberg
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Nick Holden
5Brad Stuart
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra
3Calvin Pickard