Former Sabres standout Briere to hang up skates

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A former Sabre who helped the team reach playoff heights in 2006 and 2007 is hanging up his skates for good.

The celebrated Daniel Briere announced to a Quebec newspaper he would retire from NHL hockey in order to spend more time with his family, comprised of his three sons.

Briere played his final season with the Colorado Avalanche. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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