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Mike Ribeiro | Center | #63

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 179
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 2 (45) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Ribeiro earned his 15th assist of the season Thursday night.
He had the primary helper on a goal by Calle Jarnkrok in the third period of a 5-2 loss to Dallas. Ribeiro has amassed 11 points in the last 11 games to take over the team lead in scoring. Dec 9 - 10:00 AM

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Mike Ribeiro scored his second two-point game in a week's time during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Avalanche with a pair of assists.

Ribeiro now has five points, all assists, over his last three games. For the season he has 14 helpers and 17 points in 25 games. Mighty impressive at age-36.
Dec 7 - 2:12 AM

Mike Ribeiro scored the only goal in a 3-1 loss of the Nashville Predators to the St Louis Blues Saturday night.

This was only Ribeiro’s third goal of the season. The good news is that he scored two of these in back-to-back contests versus the Senators and now the Blues. If a fantasy player is looking for a dark horse, it might be worthwhile to look his way.
Nov 20 - 1:34 AM

Mike Ribeiro produced a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-1 win over Ottawa.

The marker ended an 11-game goal drought. Ribeiro has contributed nine points in 16 games this season.
Nov 18 - 9:53 AM

Mike Ribeiro registered his fifth assist of 2016-17 on Thursday in a 3-2 shootout loss to Arizona.

He got the secondary helper on Matt Irwin's second goal of the year. Ribeiro, who played between Colin Wilson and Craig Smith in the contest, has six points in 10 games.
Nov 4 - 9:12 AM

The Predators want more from Mike Ribeiro next season.

"Mike really needs to have the summer of his life to regain his position back on the top two lines," GM David Poile said. Ribeiro struggled in the postseason, so the team wants to see him improve his conditioning. He put up 50 points during the 2015-16 campaign and he has one season left on his contract.
May 18 - 5:24 PM

Mike Ribeiro has one year remaining on his contract and it will probably be his last with the Predators.

He could be a buyout consideration for the Predators this off-season, but that is unlikely to happen because his offense would be difficult to replace. Ribeiro, Filip Forsberg and James Neal were the only forwards on the team to surpass 50 points. Still, Ribeiro struggled mightily in the playoffs and ended up as a healthy scratch in Games 3 and 4 in Round 2 versus San Jose, so his days in Nashville might be numbered.
May 17 - 1:40 PM

Mike Ribeiro stayed in the lineup in Game 6 versus San Jose and he earned an assist in Nashville's 4-3 overtime win.

His breakout pass helped lead to Colin Wilson's game-tying goal in the third period. Ribeiro has no goals and two assists in 11 playoff appearances.
May 10 - 10:58 AM

After sitting the last two games, Mike Ribeiro makes his return to the lineup Saturday night against the Sharks.

It's a surprising move that coach Peter Laviolette would tinker with a winning lineup but he must feel Ribeiro gives him the best chance to win three straight against the Sharks. Ribeiro has one point in nine playoffs game with go along with a minus-3 rating and six penalty minutes.
May 7 - 9:45 PM

Mike Ribeiro will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 against the San Jose Sharks.

Ribeiro was scratched in Game 3 and it worked out well for the Predators, as they defeated the Sharks 4-1. The 36-year-old has just one assist in nine games this postseason. Austin Watson, Petter Granberg and Eric Nystrom will also watch the game from the press box.
May 5 - 9:03 PM

Mike Ribeiro was scratched in Game 3 against San Jose as a coach's decision.

Coach Peter Laviolette said it was just "a lineup decision I made" and he wouldn't speak more about the matter. Ribeiro has one assist and a minus-3 rating in nine postseason matches. He has also won just 35 percent of his faceoffs. The Predators won Tuesday 4-1, so Ribeiro could be back in the press box for Game 4 on Thursday night.
May 4 - 10:41 AM

Coach Peter Laviolette has made Mike Ribeiro a healthy scratch for Tuesday's Game 3 against San Jose.

Surprising turn of events, to say the least. Ribeiro has just one point and little else through the first nine games of the postseason, but the veteran ranked second on the team in assists (43) and fifth in points (50) during the regular season.
May 3 - 8:59 PM

Mike Ribeiro is not on the ice for warm-ups for Tuesday's Game 3 against San Jose, indicating that he will not play.

Ribeiro has just one point and little else to his credit through the first nine games of the postseason, but that doesn't mean Nashville will be better off without their 50-point man.
May 3 - 8:41 PM

The Nashville Predators haven't had a ton of success when facing elimination in Game 6.

The Preds have found themselves down 3-2 in a series on five different occasions and each time, they went on to lose Game 6. "If you’re down 3-2, everyone can do something better," said Mike Riberio. "Just stay focused, create more offense, but 5-on-5, be better defensively and wait for your chance and wait for special teams."
Apr 25 - 6:38 PM

Mike Ribeiro has had a first round series to forget.

Not only has Ribeiro taking a few horrible penalties throughout the series, but his production has also been non-existent. The 36-year-old's assist in Game 5 was his first point of the 2016 postseason. He's also struggled in the face-off circle, winning only 29.7 percent of his draws. If the Predators hope to force a Game 7, they'll need Ribeiro to step up his play. Game 6 goes Monday night in Nashville.
Apr 24 - 9:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Kevin Fiala
3Reid Boucher
4Miikka Salomaki
5Austin Watson
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Anthony Bitetto
6Matt Irwin
7Petter Granberg
8Adam Pardy
9Yannick Weber
G1Pekka Rinne
2Marek Mazanec