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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 potted his ninth goal of the year in a 3-2 shootout win over Boston on Tuesday.
He has generated 26 points in 30 games with the Predators after posting 47 over 80 contests last year with the Coyotes. Dec 17 - 2:11 PM

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Mike Ribeiro, who visited Phoenix for the first time since departing to Nashville as a free agent, took a shot at the Coyotes' fans.

Ribeiro and the rest of his Predators' teammates defeated the Coyotes 5-1 on Thursday in Arizona and the controversial pivot had the following to say about the experience: "Once again, not a lot of fans in the building so they didn't have a chance to boo me. They might have, but I didn't hear it." Ouch! Look for the Coyotes to be plenty motivated to shut Ribeiro up next time they face the Preds.
Dec 13 - 2:02 PM

Mike Ribeiro pitched in a goal and two assists to help the Predators beat the Blues 4-3 on Thursday night.

Ribeiro has been a fairly consistent force all season long playing for the first time in Nashville, notching 22 points in his first 25 games as a Predator. He's on pace to easily eclipse the 47 points he managed with the Coyotes last season.
Dec 4 - 11:19 PM

Mike Ribeiro scored the only Nashville goal in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Hurricanes Tuesday night.

Ribeiro's seventh marker of the season came late in the third period and cut Carolina's lead to 2-1 at the time, but the Predators never got any closer. With 19 points in 24 games, he has enjoyed a nice resurgence in Music City. Roman Josi drew the lone assist on the goal.
Dec 2 - 9:57 PM

Mike Ribeiro found the score sheet in the Predators’ 2-1 win against the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Ribeiro is proving to be a great bargain signing for the Predators, earning just $1.05 million this year. The center has recorded six goals and 18 points in 23 games played this year, making him a very good play in fantasy leagues. Colin Wilson picked up the other marker. Roman Josi, Shea Weber, Craig Smith and Calle Jarnkrok got the helpers.
Nov 29 - 10:52 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Olli Jokinen
3Derek Roy
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Paul Gaustad
6Mike Fisher
LW1Matt Cullen
2Colin Wilson
3Gabriel Bourque
4Viktor Stalberg
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