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Briere retires after 17 NHL seasons but without Stanley Cup (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Daniel Briere, a two-time world champion for Canada, has retired after 17 seasons in the National Hockey League, he announced on Monday. Quebec-born Briere, 37, a single father, cited as the main reason for his decision a desire to spend more time with his three sons. The forward scored 307 goals and 696 points in 973 regular-season games for five NHL teams, the Phoenix Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche.