Danny Briere is now a family man.

After 17 seasons in the NHL, 6 of them with the Flyers, Briere announced his retirement on Monday morning.

Briere, 37, finished his Flyers career with 124 goals and 159 assists in 364 games. Briere was known as a postseason star of sorts with the Flyers tallying 68 points in 62 career playoff games with the orange and black.

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“After taking a few weeks to think about it, it’s time to hang them up and spend a little more time at home with the family. I’ve been very, very fortunate to have a chance to play with some great organizations, but at this point the family becomes a priority. The Flyers are where I played the bulk of my career. I’ve had a great time in Philadelphia and have been very, very fortunate to have the chance to play here," Briere said."I would like to thank Mr. Snider, Paul Holmgren and Peter Luukko along with the coaches, staff, the fans and all my teammates. It’s been a great ride in an area that I still call home."

Briere spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche registering only 12 points in 57 games.

Briere was known as a class act both on the ice and off the ice and would always grant his time to the Flyers media after games.

A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia.

--PG