By Jenny Masters
The Flyers are set to make a change to their front office.
Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman (Twitter link) reports the promotion of Danny Briere.
The exact title he’ll now hold is uncertain, either as an Assistant GM or Special Assistant to the GM with an official announcement expected in the next couple of weeks.
The long-time center, who spent six seasons with them as a player, has been a consultant to the team for the past two seasons and held the Special Assistant title for a couple of years after retiring but the bulk of his front office work has been done outside the organization. He has held several roles with Maine of the ECHL, helping build that franchise up from the ground and is currently their team President and Governor.
Briere recently interviewed for the GM role in Montreal and while that role ultimately went to Kent Hughes, he was believed to be one of the three finalists for the position. Now, it appears he’ll get an opportunity to do more with the Flyers as GM Chuck Fletcher starts to build up Philadelphia’s front office.