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Daniel Briere

Daniel Briere  #48

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NUMBER: 48 BIRTHDATE: October 6, 1977
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Gatineau, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 174 DRAFTED: PHX / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (24th overall)
- Ranks third on the Avalanche in game-winning goals (3). - Missed eight games due to a foot injury, March 25 to April 7. - Scored his first overtime goal of the season and 12th of his NHL career on Nov. 25 at Arizona. - His 12 career OT winners tie him for fifth among active players. - Scored his 300th NHL goal on Oct. 13 at Boston, lighting the lamp with less than a second left in regulation to give the Avalanche a 2-1 victory. - Became the first player in Avalanche/Nordiques history to score a game-winning goal with one second left in regulation. - Was the 16th active player to reach the 300-goal milestone. - Is in his 16th NHL season, his first with Colorado.
QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1995) QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1995) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1996, 1997) AHL All-Rookie Team (1998) AHL First All-Star Team (1998) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL) Rookie of the Year) (1998) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2011) Traded to Buffalo by Phoenix with Phoenix's 3rd round choice (Andrej Sekera) in 2004 Entry Draft for Chris Gratton and Buffalo's 4th round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Liam Reddox) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), September 28, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 1, 2007. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to abdominal surgery (October 25, 2008) and groin surgery (January 22, 2009). Signed as a free agent by Berlin (Germany), October 4, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 4, 2013. Traded to Colorado by Montreal for Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau and a 5th round choice in 2015 Entry Draft, June 30, 2014.
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It's very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."

— Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid on signing his first professional contract