Brière was named Mariners’ Vice President of Operations in June of 2017, two years after finishing his playing career. The former center played 973 NHL games over 17 seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, and Colorado Avalanche. He finished just shy of 700 career points and was a two-time All-Star. Brière was known as a clutch playoff performer throughout his career as well. As a 2010 Stanley Cup Finalist with the Flyers, he led the league in postseason scoring, putting up 30 points in 23 games. He averaged just under a point-per-game in his NHL playoff career (124 games). The Gatineau, Quebec native now resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Misha. Brière also has three sons: Carson, Caelan, and Cameron, all of whom play hockey.