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Mike Ribeiro | Center

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 179
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 21 - 11:26 PM

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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.
Oct 23 - 10:29 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.
Oct 17 - 1:29 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.
Oct 16 - 1:21 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.
Aug 2 - 7:14 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.
Jul 16 - 3:44 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.
Jul 1 - 11:10 AM

Mike Ribeiro appears as though he will re-sign with Nashville, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

No details of the deal were given, but you can expect it will be a multi-year contract. Ribeiro racked up 62 points in 82 games with Nashville last season and both sides expressed plenty of interest in getting a deal done.
Jun 30 - 6:06 PM

GM David Poile said Friday that he made an offer to Mike Ribeiro, which was rejected.

The two sides are expected to continue talking with free agency set for Wednesday. "We're both flexible and open-minded to more than one year," Poile said. "The most important thing is does he want to play in Nashville more than he wants to play anywhere else? I can only offer what I think is right and fair snd what we have available. He has to make a decision whether this fits for he and his family, just like he did last year."
Jun 29 - 3:11 PM

Mike Ribeiro has a contract offer from Nashville to consider.

While the terms of the offer have not yet been released, we can at least safely assume it's a multi-year contract worth more than the $1.5M he earned last season. The Predators currently sit about $12.44M under the cap floor, but they only have about 14 players signed. Additionally, Ribeiro's agent Don Meehan has made it known that the forward will begin listening to other interested teams as well.
Jun 25 - 6:25 PM

Mike Ribeiro will begin to field offers from other teams, per agent Don Meehan.

Ribeiro has also made it known that he will not accept another one-year deal. As for who has interest in the troubled, and newly-legally embattled, 35 year old center is not yet clear. Ribeiro however led the Predators with 47 assists and ranked second with 62 points while playing in all 82 games last season.
Jun 25 - 5:48 PM

New details have come to light in the sexual assault case against Mike Ribeiro.

Ribeiro is being accused of sexually assaulting the family's nanny. The Predators signed Ribeiro after he was bought out by Arizona. Nashville was made aware of the allegations before signing him. The 35-year-old had 15 goals and 62 points in 82 games this season. The court documents were obtained by the "On the Forecheck" blog, which covers the Predators. You can read some of the court documents by clicking the link below.
Jun 19 - 7:53 PM

Coming off a resurgent season with Nashville, 35 year old Mike Ribeiro is looking for a multi-year contract.

Ribeiro put up 15 goals and 62 points for Nashville, which ranked just a point behind leader Filip Forsberg. While it appears his 'priority' is to re-sign with Nashville, Ribeiro "wants something longer than one year." Ribeiro is coming off a $1.05M cap hit, which was significantly down from the $5.5M cap hit he was bought out of by Arizona.
Jun 2 - 7:35 PM

Nashville Predators GM David Poile said that re-signing Mike Ribeiro and Mike Fisher is on the top of his to-do list this offseason.

Not a surprise, but it's worth noting that he states that it is his most important priority. Both forwards were key parts of the Predators' resurgent offense, so it's expected, but you never know with unrestricted free agency.
May 30 - 2:09 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Paul Gaustad
5Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Gabriel Bourque
3Cody Hodgson
4Eric Nystrom
5Austin Watson
6Miikka Salomaki
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Ryan Ellis
5Barret Jackman
6Mattias Ekholm
7Victor Bartley
8Petter Granberg
9Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton