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Daniel Briere
Daniel Briere
Center
(bree-AIR)
Number: 48
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 174
Shoots: Right
Born: Oct 6, 1977  (Age 36)
Birthplace: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Acquired: Acquired from Phoenix along with Phoenix's third-round selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft on March 11, 2003, in exchange for Chris Gratton and Buffalo's fourth-round pick in 2004.
Drafted: PHX / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (24th overall)

Played his 1st career game with the Canadiens on Oct. 1 vs. TOR… Played 5:02 on the powerplay on Oct. 5 vs. PHI… Recorded his 1st career point (assist) with the Canadiens on Oct. 10 at EDM… Scored his 1st career goal with the Canadiens, while adding 1 assist and a +2 differential on Oct. 15 at WPG… Returned to action and tallied 1 goal on Nov. 12 vs. TBL after missing 10 games due to a concussion suffered on Oct. 19 vs. NSH… Displayed a 1-1-2record with a +2 differential on Jan. 30 at BOS… Totaled 6 shots on Feb. 8 at CAR… Produced 3 points (2-1-3), 4 shots and a +2 differential on Jan. 4 vs. OTT and on Feb. 27 at PIT… Played his 900th career game in the NHL on March 8 at SJS… Played his 1st career playoff game with the Canadiens, recording 1 assist, on April 16 at TBL… Produced 2 points (1-1-2) on May 14 at BOS…



2007 Playoffs: Led team in scoring with three goals and 12 assists in 16 games... Set Sabres record for most assists in one playoff year... Finished with a team-high 16 PIM... Had five points (1+4) in five games vs. NYI… Had one point in each game of the series… Scored the GWG in Game 3 (4/16)... Had six points (1+5) in six games vs. NYR... Scored Buffalo's only goal in Game 3 at NYR (4/29)...Picked up three assists in Game 6 at NYR (5/6)... Scored with six seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime in Game 2 vs. OTT (5/12)... Picked up two assists in Game 5 vs. OTT (5/19). 2006-07: Led team in scoring by posting career highs in goals (32), assists (63) and points (95)… Voted in as Eastern Conference starter for All-Star Game... Named All-Star Game MVP after scoring game-high five points (1+4)… First 41 games of the season -- 47 points (15+32) in 41 games… Had point streaks of 10 and 7 games... Scored first career hat trick @ TB (12/5)... Second career hat trick vs. Boston (1/30)… Preseason: 2 points (1+1) in 3 games... Missed 3 games with hip flexor 2006-07 Single Game Highs: Goals: 3 (2x, 12/5/06 at TBL, 1/30/07 vs. BOS) Assists: 3 (12/12/06 at NJD) Points: 3 (8x - Most Recent 3/13/07 vs. PIT) PIM: 15 (4/7/07 at WSH) TOI: 24:11 (11/24/06 vs. MTL) Games missed due to injury: 1 Multi-point games: 29 2005-06: Scored 58 points (25+33) in 48 games… Missed 32 games with abdominal injury... Had a pair of eight-game point streaks. 2006 PLAYOFFS: Led team with 19 points (8+11) in 18 games... Scored OT game-winner in Game 6 vs. Carolina (5/30)... Scored two goals vs. Carolina (5/24)... Had nine points (3+6) in seven consecutive games, from 4/28 to 5/11... Scored OT GWG and one assist, and took a team record 14 shots in 3-2 win vs. Philadelphia (4/22).

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