Dec 12, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT
Thursday night was a special one for Daniel Briere.
The Montreal forward, playing in Philadelphia for the first time since the Flyers bought out his contract this summer, received a standing ovation from the Wells Fargo faithful for his six years of service:
Briere signed with the Flyers in 2007 and paid immediate dividends, scoring 31 goals and 72 points in his first year. His finest hour, though, came during the Stanley Cup run of ’10 — Briere was a dominant scorer for Philly that postseason, leading the NHL with 30 points in 23 games while averaging close to 20 minutes per night.
Prior to the game, Briere expressed emotion about returning to a city he holds near and dear.
“This is still home for me and it will be even after my career,” he said, as per the Flyers Twitter account. “Philadelphia will always have a special place in my heart.”
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