Briere, Canadiens agree to two-year deal

Briere, Canadiens agree to two-year deal
July 4, 2013, 6:00 pm
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Years after Danny Briere spurned the Canadiens in free agency for the Flyers, he's finally heading to Montreal after signing a two-year deal with the club.

Six summers ago, it was expected Briere would sign with the Canadiens -- the only NHL team from his home province of Quebec -- but he instead signed an eight-year deal with the orange and black. That contract was bought out by the Flyers when the offseason began.

Briere was often the recipient of an array of boos whenever the Flyers would visit Montreal, especially when the two teams met in the Eastern Conference Finals in 2010. The Flyers knocked the Canadiens out in five games that year before falling to the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals.

In six seasons with the Flyers, Briere had 124 goals and 283 points in 364 games. In his 15-year career, the 35-year-old has 282 goals and 373 assists with the Coyotes, Sabres and Flyers.

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