Danny Briere was drafted 24th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1996 NHL Draft. He played in the NHL until 2015, moving between the Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. He spent the most seasons (six each) between Phoenix and Philadelphia. The center wrapped up his 20-year career with 307 goals and 389 assists over 973 games.
Shane O’Brien and Scottie Upshall are back with another episode of Missin Curfew, presented by DraftKings Network. The duo welcomed Briere to the podcast, and he spent time with Upshall in Philadelphia from 2007-2009. Since retiring, Briere has joined the Flyers’ front office. During the 2021-2022 season, he was named the special assistant to the general manager. Briere was in the role for almost two years and was named the interim GM in March of 2023, then the permanent GM just two months later.
Briere joins this episode to talk about what it is like playing for the Flyers and giving an overview of being a fan of the team and how tough they are. The trio mainly discusses the recent trade the Flyers made, sending Cutter Gauthier to the Anaheim Ducks in favor of Jamie Drysdale. Gauthier was a name to watch for the franchise’s future, while Drysdale adds more immediate value on defense.