|Assets:||Has exceptional vision and creativity on the ice. His offensive instincts are off the charts. Owns great patience with the puck, as well as soft hands. Plays with attitude and doesn't mind getting under his opponents' skin.|
|Flaws:||Still needs work in the defensive zone. Lacks bulk and is undersized by NHL standards. Good in shootouts, he isn't much of a goal-scorer during game action; he prefers to pass instead of shooting a bit too often.|
|Career Potential:||Elite playmaker, but average goal-scorer.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2001-02|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2007-08|
|Canadian Major Junior||Leading Scorer||1998-99|
|Canadian Major Junior||First All-Star Team||1998-99|
|QMJHL||Jean Beliveau Trophy||1998-99|
|QMJHL||Michel Bergeron Trophy||1997-98|
|QMJHL||First All-Star Team||1998-99|
|QMJHL||Second All-Star Team||1997-98|
|6/22/2012||Acquired from the Dallas Stars.|
|1/23/2012||Missed 7 games (knee injury).|
|1/16/2012||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|1/10/2012||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|2/08/2010||Missed 15 games (throat).|
|4/10/2008||Missed 3 games (flu).|
|1/07/2008||Signed by the Dallas Stars to a five-year contract extension.|
|10/10/2007||Missed 3 games (sprained ankle).|
|9/21/2007||Sprained ankle, day-to-day.|
|7/12/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Dallas Stars to a one-year contract.|
|6/25/2007||Dallas Stars tendered a qualifying offer.|
|10/03/2006||Was granted non-roster status by the NHL (awaits immigration clearance).|
|9/30/2006||Acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|7/06/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.|
|8/11/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.|
|1/17/2005||NHL lockout: Signed with the Blues Espoo of the SM-Liiga (Finland).|
|7/14/2004||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|7/24/2003||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|3/06/2003||Missed 5 games (knee injury).|
|2/22/2003||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|11/18/2002||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|11/08/2002||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL) for conditioning.|
|11/08/2002||Missed 13 games (fractured clavicle).|
|11/05/2002||Fractured clavicule, day-to-day.|
|9/27/2002||Fractured clavicle, early December.|
|7/19/2002||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|4/19/2002||Recalled from Quebec (AHL).|
|3/13/2002||Assigned to Quebec (AHL).|
|12/02/2001||Recalled from Quebec (AHL).|
|11/06/2001||Assigned to Quebec (AHL).|
|10/27/2001||Recalled from Quebec (AHL).|
|10/18/2001||Assigned to Quebec (AHL).|
|4/08/2001||Assigned to Quebec (AHL).|
|4/07/2001||Recalled from Quebec (AHL).|
|12/14/2000||Assigned to Quebec (AHL).|
|12/11/2000||Recalled from Quebec (AHL).|
|9/29/2000||Assigned to Quebec (AHL).|
|6/22/2012||Dallas Stars traded Mike Ribeiro to the Washington Capitals for Cody Eakin and a 2nd round selection in 2012.|
|9/30/2006||Montreal Canadiens traded Mike Ribeiro and a 6th round draft selection in 2008 to the Dallas Stars for Janne Niinimaa and a 5th round draft selection in 2007.|
|6/27/1998||Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round (45th overall) in 1998.|
Mike Ribeiro wants long-term contract | 05/15/2013 9:52 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro reiterated that he's seeking a four- or five-year contract this offseason.
ImpactThe 33-year-old center is coming off a five-year, $25 million deal, and says that the length of the contract is more important to him than the money. "If I can stay in the city and retire here. It's more about the kids. If I could stay in the city until they go to college," Ribeiro said. Ribeiro doesn't necessarily expect to make a decision before July 5, the start of free agency, though the Capitals will be in the mix if he hits the market. He had 13 goals and 36 assists this season.
Mike Ribeiro captures Game 5 with OT winner | 05/10/2013 10:49 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro scored the game-winning goal in Washington's 2-1 overtime victory.
ImpactJoel Ward scored a power-play goal at 7:44 minutes of the second period. Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer, and Karl Alzner each registered an assist for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin had a team-high nine shots on goal, but he ended up with no points and a minus-one rating. Matt Hendricks led the team with seven blocked shots. Jason Chimera delivered a team-high seven hits and spent two minutes in the sin bin.
Mike Ribeiro is exicted to return to playoffs | 04/30/2013 7:45 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro will be back in the postseason for the first time since 2008 when Washington begins their first-round series against the New York Rangers Thursday.
Impact"It's just going to be exciting. It's been a few years," said Ribeiro. "The first time you don't make the playoffs, you're kind of happy. You have a longer summer. But like four times in a row now, four times, four summers, it's long. You're out for like seven months; it's pretty long. And obviously this year was even longer for me, from April to all the way now. I'm just anxious to go and play and bring some emotions up." The playmaking center registered 36 assists and 49 points in 48 games with the Capitals this season and he's eligible to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. A good showing in the playoffs could land him that long-term deal he is seeking.
Mike Ribeiro records 49 points this season | 04/28/2013 11:01 AM
NewsMike Ribeiro recorded two assists in Washington's season finale.
ImpactRibeiro had 13 goals and 49 points in 48 games this season. Of the players currently scheduled to become unrestricted free agents this summer, he's the clear scoring leader. Of course, before that he'll try to win the Stanley Cup with the Capitals.
Ribeiro scores lone goal in losing effort | 04/18/2013 10:11 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro was the only goal scorer for Washington in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Senators.
ImpactRibeiro's goal briefly tied the score in the second period, but Ottawa broke the draw later in the period before adding an empty-netter in the third. Martin Erat and Jack Hillen drew assists on the marker.
Mike Ribeiro maintains near PPG pace | 04/08/2013 10:57 AM
NewsMike Ribeiro had an assist on Sunday.
ImpactRibeiro has 12 goals and 38 points in 39 games this season. He has a comfortable lead in the points race among players that are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents this summer. That gives him plenty of leverage as he talks with the Capitals about a possible extension.
M. Ribeiro doesn't think Caps will trade him | 04/03/2013 12:59 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro doesn't expect the Washington Capitals to deal him or re-sign him before the trade deadline.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactThe Washington Capitals and Ribeiro will probably continue to talk, but Ribeiro would be one of the top unrestricted free agents this summer if he makes it that far. With that in mind, his annual salary will likely tick a bit above it's current $5 million per season.
Mike Ribeiro wants a long-term deal from Caps | 03/28/2013 6:45 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro reiterated after Thursday's practice that he wants to stay with the Washington Capitals on a long-term contract.
Impact"I think I've said that from the get-go. I don't want to move all the time," he said. "If I get traded before the end of this year and then move again at the beginning of the next year - So we'll see. It's part of the business and we'll see where that goes." According to Renaud Lavoie of RDS, Ribeiro turned down a three-year, $14 million offer on Wednesday night. He is seeking a four- or five-year deal and could be dealt prior to the trade deadline next week.
Report: Ribeiro rejects Caps' 3-year offer | 03/27/2013 9:55 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro rejected a three-year contract offer from the Capitals but he still wants to stay in Washington, according to RDS' Renaud Lavoie.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactRibeiro told The Washington Times that he prefers a "long-term" contract, which to him means at least four years. The center, who has thrived (11 goals, 24 points) in his first year with the Capitals, is in the final season of a five-year, $25 million deal. Handing out a contract that could top that one -- at least in dollar value -- is a risky being that Ribeiro is also 33 years old.
Caps face decision to sign or trade Ribeiro | 03/26/2013 10:56 AM
NewsMike Ribeiro would like to sign a long-term contract to remain with the Washington Capitals, but that hasn't stopped his name from surfacing in trade rumors heading into the deadline next week.
ImpactHe can become an unrestricted free agent this summer and the Capitals aren't quite sure what to do with him yet. Ribeiro has been a great addition to Washington this season with a team-leading 34 points (10 goals, 24 assists) in 32 games. He has provided the club with some much-needed depth at center, but his price tag may be too high with expensive contracts of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green already in the fold. Additionally, signing him to a four- or five-year deal that will carry him until he turns 37 or 38 years old may not be appealing either.
Mike Ribeiro records three points in win | 03/08/2013 1:05 AM
NewsMike Ribeiro scored a goal and added two assists for the Capitals in a 7-1 drubbing of the Panthers Thursday night.
ImpactRibeiro has taken full advantage of the opportunity he has been afforded with the Caps, notching 28 points in 22 games. Alex Ovechkin and Wojtek Wolski posted similar lines with one goal and two assists apiece while John Erskine, John Carlson, Eric Fehr and Mathieu Perreault all found the back of the net in the blowout win,
Mike Ribeiro gets two points vs Jets | 03/02/2013 7:03 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist in Washington's 3-0 victory Saturday.
ImpactRibeiro has seven goals and 24 points in 20 games this season and he shouldn't slow down significantly in the second half. Matt Hendricks and Troy Brouwer each scored a goal for the Capitals. John Erskine, Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin, and Eric Fehr each registered an assist on Saturday.
Mike Ribeiro's goal can't save Capitals | 02/21/2013 11:58 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro scored his sixth goal of the season in the Capitals' 3-2 loss to New Jersey on Thursday.
ImpactRibeiro has been one of the few bright spots for Washington this year, however his power play marker in the second period wasn't enough to stop the surging Devils. Troy Brouwer delivered a productive night for his fantasy owners his two assists, three shots on goal and 10 penalty minutes in the losing effort.
Mike Ribeiro posts 3 points in OT win v. Cats | 02/12/2013 11:55 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro generated a goal and two assists for Washington in a 6-5 overtime triumph over Florida.
ImpactThe Capitals rallied with two goals late in the third period to force overtime before Troy Brouwer potted the game-winning less than a minute into the extra session. Ribeiro's linemate Alex Ovechkin posted a goal and an assist in the contest. Eric Fehr also had a goal and a helper, while Nicklas Backstrom and Joel Ward had a pair of assists apiece in comeback win.
Mike Ribeiro skates with Ovechkin at practice | 02/06/2013 1:41 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro skated with Alex Ovechkin and Wojtek Wolski has his wingers at practice on Wednesday.
ImpactThe Capitals own the last overall spot in the NHL with 2-7-1 record and their 2.30 goals per game average ranks them 24th in the league. Ribeiro leads the club with eight assists and 11 points in 10 games, so coach Adam Oates is probably hoping that he can get Ovechkin back on track after his slow start.
Mike Ribeiro scores late in loss to Leafs | 02/05/2013 11:16 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro buried his third goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to Toronto Tuesday night.
ImpactRibeiro has easily been the most productive member of the struggling Capitals with a team-leading 11 points in 10 games. Marcus Johansson also scored his first goal of the season during a first period power play.
Mike Ribeiro remains a bright spot for Caps | 02/03/2013 4:43 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro quietly continues to be the Washington Capitals' best player so far this season.
ImpactRibeiro had a goal and an assist on Sunday, pushing him team-leading points total to 10 in nine games. Time will tell if the trade to acquire him will look like a plus long-term, but he's been one of the team's few overachievers so far.
Mike Ribeiro gets assist in Caps debut | 01/20/2013 12:53 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro picked up a helper in his Washington Capitals' debut Saturday night.
ImpactPlaying on a line with Wojtek Wolski and Troy Brouwer, Ribeiro made a good impression in his Capitals' debut. Look for Ribeiro to put in his typical .8 points per season effort resulting in 35 points in this 48-game shortened season.
|Goals||1||13 times-last:at Ott||last:Apr 18||2|
|Assists||3||at Mtl||Apr 20||3|
|Points||3||3 times-last:at Mtl||last:Apr 20||3|
|Penalty Minutes||14||at Phi||Feb 27||10|
|Plus/Minus||2||6 times-last:at Mtl||last:Apr 20||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||6 times-last:at Fla||last:Apr 6||1|
|Power Play Points||2||6 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Apr 27||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||48 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||48 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shots||4||at Buf||Mar 30||4|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Dal)|
|Assists||56||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Dal)|
|Penalty Minutes||66||2011-12 (Dal)|
|Power Play Goals||8||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Dal)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2009-10 (Dal)|
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