Briere signed an eight-year deal with the Flyers on Sunday worth US$52 million.
The 29-year-old is coming off a career season with the Buffalo Sabres in which he racked up 95 points (32-63).
Philadelphia beat out several teams that were interested in the unrestricted free agent.
His monster contract will pay an average of $6.5 million per season with a $10-million salary in the first season.
In 483 career games with Phoenix and Buffalo, Briere has 376 points (162-214).