Daniel Briere (Born October 6, 1977 in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional hockey centre. He currently plays for the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres and is a co-captain with center Chris Drury. He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, first round, twenty-fourth overall. He has played for the Buffalo Sabres, Phoenix Coyotes, AHL Springfield Falcons, IHL Las Vegas Thunder, QMJHL Drummondville Voltigeurs and NLA SC Bern.
Briere's training regimen became newsworthy in 2001 when it became known that, in order to overcome his diminuative size, he had begun off-season strength training with Canadian World's Strongest Man competitor Hugo Girard, who shares Gatineau as a hometown.
Daniel and his wife Sylvie have 3 sons - Caelan, Carson and Cameron.
Daniel finished his 2005-06 season with 58 points in 48 games, fourth on the team.
In 1998, BriÃ¨re won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as the top rookie of the American Hockey League while playing for the Springfield Falcons.