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Mike Ribeiro | Center

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 177
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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

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