The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that Steve Briere has been named the team's goaltending coach. The Maple Leafs have also hired Ari Vuori as their Director of European Scouting.
Briere joins the Leafs after serving as the owner and head instructor of Canadian Professional Goalie Schools in addition to his role as goaltender coach with several Junior level teams (the NAHL's Topeka Roadrunners as well as the USHL's Fargo Force and Des Moines Buccaneers). Briere also served an assistant at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, helping the Chargers capture the CHA Championship in 2007.
As a player, the Winnipeg, Manitoba native spent time in the USHL, NCAA, ECHL, IHL and AHL in addition to a stint in Great Britain.
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