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Mike Ribeiro | Center | #63

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 179
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 2 (45) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Ribeiro is just two games away from 1,000 in his NHL career.
He is projected to suit up in his 999th match on Thursday versus Philadelphia. "Yeah, I guess that's a lot of games," said the 36-year-old center. "I don't think — other than my parents, maybe a coach or two and maybe my agent — that there were very many people at all who thought I would play that many games." His production has dropped this year compared to 2014-15, but he still ranks third on the Predators with 30 points in 51 games. Feb 4 - 9:25 AM

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Mike Ribeiro is projected to play with Ryan Johansen and James Neal on Tuesday night.

He occupied the left wing slot on the top line during Saturday's contest against Edmonton. Ribeiro picked up an assist on a power-play goal by Johansen versus Winnipeg last Thursday.
Jan 26 - 5:54 PM

Mike Ribeiro scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Ribeiro's goal at the 13:36 mark of the second period cut Chicago's lead to 3-1. He also assisted on Filip Forsberg's power play goal in the third frame. Ribeiro has five goals and 28 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 12 - 11:44 PM

Mike Ribeiro assisted three times during the Nashville Predators' 5-3 win over the visiting New York Rangers Monday night.

Ribeiro has been hot and is on a four-game point streak. He now has 20 assists to go along with his four goals. Interestingly, he had no shots on net against the Rangers. His assists Monday came on goals by James Neal, Craig Smith (eighth) and Ryan Ellis (fourth). Neal scored another goal in the game to give him 15 on the season. Filip Forsberg extended his point streak to five games when he opened the scoring with his 10th goal of the season on a Nashville power play at 18:56 of the first period. Offensive-minded defenseman Roman Josi assisted on Forsberg's goal and on Smith's, bringing his assist total on the season to 19. Josi also fired a team-high six shots on net against the Rangers.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 10:40:00 PM

Mike Ribeiro had two assists in a 3-2 loss to Detroit on Saturday.

Ribeiro is on a three-game point streak. It's brought him up to four goals and 21 points in 35 games this season.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 10:29:00 AM

The Nashville Predators, who have struggled to find the back of the net this season, built a rare two-goal lead in Saturday's win over Minnesota.

"It changes the game," Predators center Mike Ribeiro said. "They have to start changing a bit what they’re doing. It’s just easier to play the game when you’re two up, you know? … It’s just a different game when you can extend your lead after you score the first goal. That’s a perfect example today that once you score one, you score two, and that changes the outcome of the game." The Predators currently own the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 10:44:00 AM

Mike Ribeiro picked up his first power play goal, and fourth overall goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 win over Minnesota.

He also added an assist in the match. Ribeiro has been a quiet contributor for the Predators thus far, but believe it or not, he has 18 points in 33 games. Pretty good for a reliable depth scorer.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 01:04:00 AM

Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win against Arizona.

He had no goals and two assists in his previous seven outings. Ribeiro has three markers and 14 points in 24 games this season.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 12:41:00 PM

Mike Ribiero had 10 penalty minutes in the Predators’ 4-0 loss to the Wild on Saturday night.

When you’re highlighting penalty minutes, you know it can’t be a good night for the offense. Ribiero also had a minus-one rating. He has 11 points in 19 games this season.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 11:26:00 PM

Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-1 victory over Anaheim.

It was the first goal of the season for Ribeiro, who is getting back on track after a slow start. He has a three-game point streak now with one goal and three helpers over that span.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 10:29:00 AM

It appears the Predators will stick with the lines they had Thursday night against the Islanders against Ottawa Saturday night.

That means that Mike Ribeiro will center Colin Wilson and Craig Smith on the second unit and Mike Fisher will play between Filip Forsberg and James Neal on the first line. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 01:29:00 PM

Mike Ribeiro started Thursday's game between Colin Wilson and Craig Smith.

He switched lines with Mike Fisher, who got to play with James Neal and Filip Forsberg. Ribeiro has one assist in four games this season, but his new line did a good job with puck possession in the match.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 01:21:00 PM

The Nashville Predators know that they will eventually have to replace their two aging centers.

The Predators have Mike Ribeiro and Mike Fisher who are both 35-years-old. "We're realistic that we have two 35-year-old centers that we've eventually got to replace, whether that's in two years, three years," Predators general manager David Poile said. "I said to both of them, 'I hope you play a lot longer than that.' But you just never know when Father Time catches (up to you)." Both players were productive last season and the Predators will need them to keep producing if they want to make the playoffs again in 2015-16. Fisher finished with 19 goals and 39 points in just 59 games, while Ribeiro scored 15 goals and 62 points in 82 games.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 07:14:00 AM

Mike Ribeiro's sexual assault civil lawsuit with his former nanny has been settled out of court.

The terms of the settlement were not made available. "This civil matter has been amicably resolved without incurring further time-consuming and potentially costly litigation," Brian Lauten, who is Ribeiro's attorney, said. "I am unable to discuss any of the elements of this confidential resolution. Mike looks forward to continuing to play hockey at a high level and looks forward to aggressively pursuing a Stanley Cup alongside his teammates. The Ribeiro family will not have any further comments on this matter." He signed a two-year, $7 million contract with Nashville this summer.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 03:44:00 PM

Mike Ribeiro has agreed to a two-year, $7 million contract with the Nashville Predators.

Nashville took a chance on Ribeiro last summer, inking him to a one-year, $1.05 million deal and it worked out for both sides. He scored 15 goals and 62 points in 82 contests, so this isn't a bad deal for the Predators.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Paul Gaustad
5Cody Bass
6Calle Jarnkrok
LW1Colin Wilson
2Gabriel Bourque
3Eric Nystrom
4Austin Watson
5Miikka Salomaki
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Barret Jackman
6Petter Granberg
7Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton