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Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 177
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The Predators would like to bring back Mike Ribeiro.
"I believe he and his family are very happy here," GM David Poile said. "Hopefully it's a marriage that wants to continue here in Nashville. Poile was thankful that the Predators had Ribeiro on their roster in 2014-15 after he signed a one-year deal worth $1.05 million last summer. "It was exactly what the doctor ordered," Poile said. "(He brought) a dimension that I don't think we had. (If) we don't have Mike Ribeiro, it's going to be hard making the playoffs because he generated so much offense. How would have Filip Forsberg done without him? ... I thought he played just terrific for us." He posted 15 goals and 62 points in 82 games this past campaign and said last week that he "would love to be back" in Nashville. May 6 - 12:31 PM

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Just one off-season following "his last chance," Mike Ribeiro has already gone on record to say that he'd "love to be back the [Nashville] Predators next season."

Ribeiro led the Preds in assists with 47, and ranked second in points with 62 over all 82 games in 2014-15. He also put up four assists and five points in six playoff games this April. Ribeiro turned 35 years old in February, and is coming off a one-year $1.05M deal and will certainly command a bit more security and salary next year wherever he signs.
Apr 28 - 8:44 PM

Mike Ribeiro picked up two assists, including one on the power play, in Friday's 6-2 win over Chicago to tie the series at one.

Ribeiro also dished out three hits during his 19:10 of ice time, which included 2:49 on the power play. He now has 23 assists and 29 points in 51 career playoff games with Montreal, Dallas, Washington, and now Nashville.
Apr 18 - 1:48 AM

Mike Ribeiro is tied with Detroit's Tomas Tatar for first in the NHL in shot attempts at 5-on-5 among all forwards.

He has been on the ice for 1,252 even-strength shot attempts for the Predators and 955 against them for a plus-297 differential. Ribeiro has a simple explanation for that success. "The players that I've been playing with, elite players that like to shoot," he said. "I like to pass the puck. I tell those guys, 'Once I give it to you, you need to find a way to shoot it.' I used to tell (Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin), 'As soon as you cross the blue line, if I give you the puck, I want you to shoot the puck.' Same here (in Nashville)." Ribeiro has recorded 43 assists and 56 points in 74 games this campaign.
Mar 26 - 2:48 PM

Mike Ribeiro collected two more assists in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Canadiens, including the primary helper on the winner.

Ribeiro was a dynamic force during his 20 minutes of ice time. And while his initial assist on Ryan Ellis' tally was rather fortunate, Ribeiro deserves all the credit as a classic set-up man on Filip Forsberg's winner. Ribeiro continues to lead the team with 43 assists, and ranks second in points with 56.
Mar 25 - 3:39 AM

Mike Ribeiro netted his 13th goal of the season in Nashville's 4-3 loss to the Islanders on Thursday night.

The veteran has put together an impressive season with 53 points in 66 games so far. He's gone more than two games without a point only twice this season, proving he's been a rather consistent source of production for the Central-leading Preds.
Mar 6 - 1:38 AM

Mike Ribeiro scored a goal in Nashville's 2-1 shootout win over Buffalo.

The Sabres opened the scoring late in the second period, but Ribeiro tied the game at the 15:43 mark of the third period to force overtime. After posting just 47 points with the Coyotes last year, Ribeiro is having a very nice bounce-back season. The 35-year-old has 12 goals and 50 points in 60 games this year. Filip Forsberg scored the winning goal in the shootout.
Feb 22 - 9:19 PM

Mike Ribeiro produced two assists in Nashville's 5-1 win versus San Jose on Tuesday.

His playmaking skills have been on full display this season, as he leads the Predators with 37 assists and sits second on the team with 48 points in 57 games.
Feb 18 - 12:46 PM

Mike Ribeiro notched career point No. 700 on Saturday afternoon with his game-winning goal in the third period for Nashville, who prevailed 3-2 over the Rangers.

Ribeiro is the 221st player in NHL history to accomplish the feat and joins Paul Kariya (989 points) and Peter Forsberg (885 points) as Predators to do so. It took the 34-year-old 917 games to reach the milestone and he has 44 points in 52 games so far this season.
Feb 7 - 5:43 PM

Mike Ribeiro collected a single game career high 22 penalty minutes on Friday night against Colorado.

Down by two goals, Ribeiro blew a gasket as he took an Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor (two minutes), Game Misconduct (10 minutes), and Misconduct (10 minutes) penalty all at 6:33 of the third period. He now has 36 PIMs this season, which ranks fourth on the team, just three behind a trio of co-leaders. Ribeiro also leads the team in points with 43 to go along with his 10 goals.
Jan 31 - 12:24 AM

Mike Ribeiro dished out three assists in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over Colorado.

He leads the Predators with 32 assists and 42 points in 46 games this season. Ribeiro has produced six multi-assist contests this year and four of them have come in his past 10 outings.
Jan 28 - 11:26 AM

Mike Ribeiro scored the only Nashville goal in Tuesday's 2-1 loss against his former team, as the Predators dropped an overtime result against the Canadiens.

Ribeiro deflected a Seth Jones shot in the second period to give his team an early lead, but it didn't hold up against a resilient Montreal squad. Filip Forsberg also drew a helper on the tally.
Jan 20 - 11:28 PM

Coach Peter Laviolette praised what Mike Ribeiro has brought to the table this year in Nashville.

"Mike Ribeiro has been excellent this year," Laviolette said. "He's been an excellent addition to our team, terrific in the locker room, terrific on ice play and really good for us." Ribeiro leads the Predators with 29 helpers and he sits second on the team in scoring with 38 points in 44 games.
Jan 20 - 4:45 PM

Mike Ribeiro collected three assists in Sunday’s 4-3 shootout loss to Anaheim.

Two of Ribeiro’s three assists came with the Predators on the man advantage. After a tough season on and off the ice with Arizona last year, the 34-year-old has rebounded nicely in 2014-15. Ribeiro has 18 points in his last 16 games, and has an overall stat line of nine goals and 35 points in 38 games. Mattias Ekholm, Seth Jones and Craig Smith scored for Nashville.
Jan 4 - 10:52 PM

Mike Ribeiro registered a pair of assists in Saturday's 7-6 overtime win over Los Angeles on Saturday.

Ribeiro picked up an assist on Ryan Ellis' first period power play goal, and also added one on Roman Josi's overtime winning goal. The 34-year-old is having a solid season for the Preds. He has nine goals and 32 points in 37 games. He's on pace to surpass the 70-point mark for the first time since 2010-11, when he was a member of the Dallas Stars.
Jan 4 - 1:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Mike Santorelli
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Colin Wilson
3Gabriel Bourque
4Taylor Beck
5Viktor Stalberg
6Kevin Fiala
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Eric Nystrom
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Cody Franson
4Seth Jones
5Mattias Ekholm
6Ryan Ellis
7Anton Volchenkov
8Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton