Flyers reveal Danny Briere's responsibilities

He's the new interim general manager.



The Philadelphia Flyers made a major change to their front office this morning, terminating general manager Chuck Fletcher from the role that he'd held since 2018. During that time, the team only qualified for the postseason on a single occasion. 

And it will be a familiar name to Flyers fans who is taking the reigns on an interim basis - former playoff beast Danny Briere will be stepping into the role. It was Briere who came to the Flyers as a highly prized free agent in the summer of 2007 and was a veteran of 973 career NHL Games spent with the Phoenix Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. 

Since retiring from the NHL in 2015, Briere has been management and was promoted last season from his player development role to special assistant to Fletcher. 

In their statement explaining Fletcher's departure, the Flyers announced what Briere's responsibilities will be moving forward for the rest of the 2022-23 NHL season. 

"As Interim General Manager, Danny Brière will oversee Hockey Operations," explained Dave Scott, Chairman of Comcast Spectacor and team alternate Governor. "He is ideally suited for this role, having served as Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Flyers for the past year in addition to his more than 25 years in professional hockey as a player and in management. He will ensure a smooth transition following Chuck's departure and support the team and Head Coach John Tortorella through the remainder of the season and into the offseason."

Scott also included his belief that Flyers fans simply deserve better than what they've been seeing the past several years.

"Flyers fans deserve a better team than what they've seen on the ice over the past few seasons, and a clear plan to return this team to Stanley Cup contention. We know that this will be a multi-year process, and we are committed to doing it right, because we want to put this franchise on a path toward winning the Stanley Cup, period."