Steve Briere finds a new team

Steve Briere finds himself a new team


Former Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending coach Steve Briere will assume identical duties with the Seattle Kraken next season, the roster announced Tuesday morning. < /p>

Briere has worked in the Queen City for the past seven seasons and his contract ending June 30 has not been renewed. 

For the Leafs, he has between others supported Frederik Andersen and Jack Campbell. Also, he rubbed shoulders with Dave Hakstol, now the Kraken pilot, for two years.

Last season, Toronto maintained a goals-against-average of 3.07, taking 19th place in the National Hockey League in this regard.

“Steve's amount of work speaks for itself. He has enjoyed success everywhere he has gone and the same is expected here. He will add value to our coaching staff,” general manager Ron Francis told the club's official website.

“I try to be a student of the sport and I reinvent myself every year , for his part underlined Briere. Part of being a good leader, coach, or business executive is constantly adjusting to be better. My job is to create a plan that suits the keeper well, not to change it to play the way I would verbally demand. It is a question of making him believe in his excellence. . Chris Driedger and Philipp Grubauer defended the Kraken's cage.