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Mike Ribeiro | Center | #63

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 177
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 2 (45) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Mike Ribeiro hasn't registered a point after three playoff games versus Anaheim.

He has also lost 21 of the 29 draws he has taken, but he has never been very strong on faceoffs in his career. Ribeiro was cold down the stretch as well with no goals and three assists in the last 14 regular-season games of the year.
Apr 20 - 2:33 PM

Mike Ribeiro will not dress for the Predators' season finale against Dallas.

He, along with Shea Weber, Roma Josi, Mike Fisher and Pekka Rinne will sit in the press box as the Preds rest a number of their key players for the post season. This does nothing for their respective fantasy owners, however.
Apr 9 - 12:17 PM

Mike Ribeiro picked up 10 PIMs against one of his old clubs, the Washington Capitals.

Ribeiro's emotions took over late in the game. With the Caps already up 4-1, which was the final, Ribeiro took a misconduct penalty which ejected him from the game. He's now up to 62 PIMs on the season.
Mar 18 - 11:16 PM

Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-4 loss to New Jersey.

His seventh goal of the season came on a first-period power play and his assist came late in the contest on a marker by Filip Forsberg. It was his first goal since Jan. 27, but Ribeiro has been productive lately with seven points in the last five games.
Mar 4 - 10:20 AM

Mike Ribeiro picked up two assists in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Florida Panthers.

He helped set up power play goals by James Neal and Shea Weber in the second and third periods. The 36-year-old has at least one point in for of his last five games. He has six goals and 36 points in 56 games in 2015-16.
Feb 14 - 11:59 AM

Depth Charts

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