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Mike Ribeiro | Center

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 177
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Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 victory versus Edmonton.
Ribeiro has fit in nicely this campaign with the revitalized Predators and he's been productive. He has four goals and 13 points in 15 games, but he still isn't shooting very much with just 18 credited shots on goal. Nov 12 - 2:42 PM

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Mike Ribeiro has contributed an assist in each of his past four games.

He has 10 points in 12 games this campaign and he's the only player on the Predators with points in every road contest. Ribeiro has been a good pickup for Nashville and he's still available in plenty of Yahoo leagues.
Nov 5 - 10:26 AM

Mike Ribeiro generated a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over Arizona.

He stretched his point streak to four games with the two-point effort. Ribeiro has accounted for three goals and two assists during his scoring spree. It's early into the year, but so far he has fit in well with the Predators.
Oct 22 - 10:41 AM

Mike Ribeiro scored the game-winning goal in Nashville's 2-0 win over Winnipeg on Friday.

Ribeiro opened the scoring at 16:20 of the first period. Seth Jones and Anton Volchenkov picked up the assists on the goal. The Predators have yet to lose a game in regulation this season, they are now 3-0-1. James Neal scored the other goal for Nashville.
Oct 17 - 11:05 PM

Mike Ribeiro scored his first of the season in the Predators' 3-2 SO loss to the Flames on Tuesday night.

Ribeiro is one of the players that will be counted on to provide offense for this year’s version of the Predators. Filip Forsberg scored the other goal for the Predators. James Neal is still without a point through first three games for Nashville. This was the first sign of life from the top forwards of the Predators early this season.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 15 - 1:04 AM

Mike Ribeiro and James Neal will be counted on to provide the Predators with plenty of offense this year.

"We have to work into the team system and do well, but we're obviously here to create offense," Ribeiro said. "Nealer's the guy who can score. I'm the guy who can make plays. I think if we came here and played defensively, people would ask, 'Where's the offense?'" The former Dallas Stars played on the same club for nearly three full seasons from 2008-11, but not together in a primary role. Both of them will be looking to prove that they can continue to be offensive threats on the new-look Predators this season.
Oct 8 - 10:24 AM

Nashville Predators' head coach Peter Laviolette has been impressed with the line of Mike Ribeiro, James Neal and Filip Forsberg.

"We're looking (at) it and we're trying it," Laviolette said. "They were a dangerous line…they did some good things and have chemistry together." The Predators signed Ribeiro as an unrestricted free agent this summer, and acquired Neal in a trade with Pittsburgh at the draft in June. Forsberg is one of the top prospects in the organization. If Ribeiro can put his off-ice troubles behind him, this could very-well be Nashville's top line going into the regular season.
Sep 28 - 1:08 PM

Mike Ribeiro admitted that he was dealing with marital problems last season that he believes impacted his performance.

Ribeiro said that those issues resulted in him not being committed to his job with the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes inked him to a four-year, $22 million contract last summer, but GM Don Maloney decided to buy him out in June, citing "real behavioral issues" that the team "could not tolerate." Ribeiro is now a member of the Nashville Predators on a one-year, $1.05 million contract. "I had a chance to really focus on myself and really learn about myself," Ribeiro said. "That's why I'm comfortable. What Mr. Maloney said – it shocked some people, my wife wasn't happy about it. I sat down, thought about it. I'm comfortable with myself now. I'm open with what happened or didn't happen with our marriage issues, and really I think I'm comfortable with it and not trying to hide it." If he can put all this behind him, then Ribeiro would be a serious candidate to record 60-70 points in 2014-15.
Jul 15 - 10:47 PM

The Nashville Predators have signed Mike Ribeiro to a one-year, $1.05 million contract.

The fact that Ribeiro will earn just $1.05 million after commanding a four-year, $22 million contract last summer speaks volumes to how severe his fall from grace has been. Ribeiro didn't have a particularly good season, but the Coyotes said they bought him out due to "behavioral issues" rather than performance ones. Perhaps that scared off other suitors, but the Predators needed a center that was worthy of playing alongside James Neal and when he's at his best, Ribeiro certainly qualifies. This could be a big bounce back season for him.
Jul 15 - 12:03 PM

Mike Ribeiro is expected to make a decision regarding his future this week.

Ribeiro agreed to a four-year, $22 million contract with Arizona last summer, but they bought him out after just one season. They cited "real behavioral issues" that the team "could not tolerate" as the reason. While that's concerning, Ribeiro is typically a solid top-six forward and would be a fine addition to most teams.
Jul 14 - 6:22 PM

The Coyotes reportedly bought Mike Ribeiro out due to "real behavioral issues" that the team "could not tolerate."

Interesting. Ribeiro ended up spending just one season with the Coyotes after signing a four-year, $22 million contract. It's worth noting that while the Coyotes are freeing up some cap space, they were not expected to come near the ceiling in the first place.
Jun 27 - 4:46 PM

Mike Ribeiro has been bought out by the Phoenix Coyotes.

Ribeiro only ended up spending a single season with Phoenix after they inked him to a four-year, $22 million contract. During that time, he scored 16 goals and 47 points in 80 games. This is a regular buyout as opposed to a compliance one because Ribeiro wasn't eligible for the latter, but it's moot anyways because the Coyotes aren't expected to come close to the ceiling. This was likely a move to cut costs rather than create space.
Jun 27 - 4:12 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes are reportedly considering buying out Mike Ribeiro.

Or Arizona Coyotes, as the case will be Friday night. Ribeiro comes with a $5.5 million annual cap hit through 2016-17, but the Coyotes aren't expected to come close to the ceiling anyways, so this would be more to save money than free up cap space. He scored 16 goals and 47 points in 80 games in 2013-14.
Jun 27 - 2:43 PM

Mike Ribeiro's first season with the Phoenix Coyotes left plenty to be desired.

Ribeiro had 16 goals and 47 points in 80 games in 2013-14. That's a steep decline after recording 49 points in 48 contests during the shortened season. "I think it was a lot of things," Ribeiro said. "It's not just about hockey but a lot of things. Never having my groove, never found it. It was just a hard season for me. I think it was one of my worst seasons. But … I don't believe it can get worse. That's a positive. Next year I can come here and have a better season."
May 1 - 10:04 AM

Mike Ribeiro has been unable to score in his last 10 games.

He has also been a healthy scratch of late, as coach Dave Tippett is looking for the right mix as the Coyotes are only one point out of a playoff spot despite losing their last four games in a row. "Really, 'Ribs' has to put the work in. That's the bottom line," Tippett said. "Everybody likes to rely on other players around them, but you gotta put the work in yourself first before you start looking at wingers."
Apr 8 - 10:38 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Olli Jokinen
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Paul Gaustad
5Mike Fisher
LW1Matt Cullen
2Viktor Stalberg
3Gabriel Bourque
4Colin Wilson
RW1James Neal
2Craig Smith
3Filip Forsberg
4Eric Nystrom
5Taylor Beck
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Ryan Ellis
5Mattias Ekholm
6Anton Volchenkov
7Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton