|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|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a four-year contract.|
|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.|
|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||Missed 13 games (fractured clavicle).|
|11/08/2002||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL) for conditioning.|
|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).|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|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 benched on Friday | 03/02/2014 9:17 AM
NewsCoach Dave Tippett benched Mike Ribeiro on Friday after he took a misconduct for arguing with an official.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactRibeiro was given the 10 minute misconduct at the 16:10 mark of the second period and never saw the ice again, save for him skating across the ice once his misconduct was over. "He's had a couple of situations like that where his emotions have got the better of him," Tippett said. "Those are things we continue to pound away that we've got to take out of our game." Ribeiro has 14 goals and 41 points in 60 games and his misdeeds on Friday jumped his penalty minute count to 44.
Mike Ribeiro plays against his former club | 02/05/2014 10:25 AM
NewsMike Ribeiro played the Dallas Stars on Tuesday for the first time since they traded him.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactRibeiro was shipped to Washington in the summer of 2012, but because of the lockout, Eastern and Western Conference teams didn't play each other in the shortened regular season. Ribeiro became an unrestricted free agent after one season with the Capitals and signed with Phoenix. It didn't turn out to be a particularly memorable night for him though as he had a minus-two rating in 20:19 minutes of ice time.
Mike Ribeiro gets two points in Yotes' win | 02/01/2014 10:48 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro registered a goal and an assist in the Coyotes' 3-1 win over the Penguins on Saturday night.
ImpactRibeiro hasn't adjusted well to playing in Phoenix as he has just 14 goals and 39 points this season, a point pace that would be his worst in seven seasons. The pass-first center has the ability to be close to a point-per game player, so don't give up on him just yet. Radim Vrbata and Zbynek Michalek potted the other goals.
Ribeiro leads Coyotes to win Friday | 01/25/2014 2:46 AM
NewsMike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist to help the Coyotes race to a four-goal lead, but they needed 36 saves by Mike Smith to hold off the Edmonton Oilers and leave Rexall Place with a 4-3 victory.
ImpactRibeiro now has 13 goals and 23 assists in 51 games this season. Radim Vrbata, Mikkel Boedker and Derek Morris also scored for the Coyotes.
Mike Ribeiro scores PP goal in loss to Leafs | 01/20/2014 11:24 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro potted a power play goal for the Coyotes Monday in a 4-2 loss to Toronto.
ImpactThe goal was the 12th of the campaign for the former Washington Capital and his 33rd point in 49 contests. Antoine Vermette also found the back of the net in the defeat while Lauri Korpikoski drew assists on both Coyotes' tallies.
Mike Ribeiro is a game-time decision Tuesday | 01/14/2014 4:43 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro suffered a lower-body injury on Monday.
Craig Morgan on Twitter
ImpactRibeiro availability will be determined after the pregame warmups, but Coyotes coach Dave Tippett reportedly likes his chances of playing. Ribeiro has 11 goals and 32 points in 44 games this season.
Mike Ribeiro lights lamp in loss to Ducks | 12/28/2013 10:56 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro scored for the Coyotes in their 3-2 overtime loss to the Ducks on Saturday night.
ImpactRibeiro's goal at 19:16 of the third period essentially gave Phoenix a point in this one. Ribeiro has proven to be a solid point producer wherever he plays; he now has 10 goals and 29 points this season. Martin Hanzal had the other goal. Keith Yandle, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Michael Stone had the assists.
Mike Ribeiro stays hot with three-point game | 12/13/2013 10:38 AM
NewsMike Ribeiro had a goal and two assists in Phoenix's 6-3 win over the New York Islanders.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactRibeiro has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last six games. He now has nine goals and 26 points in 31 contests this season.
Mike Ribeiro has a three-point night | 12/04/2013 10:20 AM
NewsMike Ribeiro scored a goal and registered two assists in Phoenix's 6-2 victory over Edmonton.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactRibeiro now has eight goals and 21 points in 27 games this season. He isn't likely to match his roughly point-per-game pace from the shortened campaign, but Ribeiro is a decent bet to end up with 60-70 points.
Ribeiro garnering plenty of PP time in PHX | 11/17/2013 1:56 AM
NewsMike Ribeiro ranks 11th among all NHL forwards in terms of power-play time on ice.
ImpactRibeiro has garnered a total of 82:18 in man advantage ice-time so far this season which ranks along the same lines as Joe Pavelski, Chris Kunitz, Eric Staal, Claude Giroux and Corey Perry. The downside is that his six power-play points ranks 28th among all NHL forwards. Ribeiro appears in a whopping 70.9 percent of the Coyotes' power play chances, which operates at the sixth best efficiency in the league. He's probably just a bit unlucky at the moment, and if he continues to post similar numbers as he currently does, his power-play production should skyrocket.
Before bolting, Mike Ribeiro gave Ovie advice | 11/09/2013 11:50 AM
NewsBefore he jumped from the Washington Capitals to sign with the Phoenix Coyotes as a free agent, Mike Ribeiro gave superstar Alex Ovechkin some interesting advice.
Impact"I actually told him to stop shooting high and try to go 5-hole a few times," Ribeiro said. "And he started shooting 5-hole. The thing there is that a lot of people are scared to talk to him because he's such a big [star] and I don't really care. I was just telling him what I thought and it helped him to change a bit, to give different looks to goalies." Ribeiro faces his former Washington mates today for the first time.
Ribeiro leads Coyotes to win Tuesday | 10/23/2013 4:04 AM
NewsMike Ribeiro scored twice to lead the Coyotes to a 4-2 victory over the Flames Tuesday night.
ImpactIt was Ribeiro's fourth and fifth goals of the season. Defenseman Keith Yandle registered two assists in the game, while Radim Vrbata and Rob Klinkhammer scored the Coyotes' other goals.
Two points for Mike Ribeiro in Coyotes' rout | 10/19/2013 11:55 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro had his best game with the Phoenix Coyotes Saturday as he scored twice to lead his new team to a 5-2 rout of the visiting Detroit Red Wings.
ImpactThe goals were Ribeiro's second and third of the season. Ribeiro signed with the Coyotes as a free agent before the season. Goalie Mike Smith, incidentally, was credited with the Coyotes' fifth goal on the night, with one second left on the clock. Needless to say, it was his first, and probably his last, goal of the season. Other Phoenix scorers were Martin Hanzal (second) and Antoine Vermette (third). Mikkel Boedker notched two assists for the winners.
Ribiero continues slow start as a Coyote | 10/08/2013 9:50 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro was held pointless in his third consecutive game as the Coyotes lost ugly to New York 6-1 Tuesday night.
ImpactThe newly acquired centre managed to produce at over a point-per-game last year with the Capitals, but has not found any chemistry yet on Phoenix's top line in the early goings of the season.
Ribeiro is getting to know his new teammates | 08/30/2013 11:47 AM
NewsMike Ribeiro has been participating in some informal workouts with his new Phoenix teammates.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactHe has spoken with and skated with Coyotes captain Shane Doan and the two of them are already starting to develop a good rapport. "It's always nice to know where players like to have the puck, and I like to know where they like to shoot," Ribeiro said. "It's nice to be able to practice with them." Ribeiro and Doan will probably be linemates when the regular season opens.
Ribeiro 'surprised' Caps didn't re-sign him | 07/06/2013 11:55 AM
NewsMike Ribeiro was "surprised" the Capitals didn't re-sign him.
ImpactRibeiro seemed to want to stay in the D.C. area long-term. "I was surprised," Ribeiro told reporters after Friday's signing. "I moved there, moved my family too. My thinking was, if I had a great season they'd keep me there, or find a way to keep me there, but obviously we couldn't. Once I confirmed they couldn't re-sign me, my first option was Phoenix. And that's what we went for."
Mike Ribeiro: Tippett factored in decision | 07/06/2013 8:38 AM
NewsThe relationship between center Mike Ribeiro and coach Dave Tippett is one the newest Coyote is happy to renew.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactThe two parties are familiar with each other dating back to their time together in Dallas and Tippett reportedly had been trying to recruit Ribeiro since he arrived in Phoenix. "He's got unbelievable poise with the puck," Tippett said. "He can find people, make great plays in traffic and he just has the ability to hold it and make the right play." The addition should help the Coyotes improve on their anemic power play, but expecting a repeat of last season's performance from Ribeiro would be a stretch.
Coyotes grab unrestricted free agent Ribeiro | 07/05/2013 12:38 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro has signed a four-year/$22 million contract with the Phoenix Coyotes.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactRibeiro had 13 goals and 49 points in 46 games with the Washington Capitals last season. He'll be a big boost to the Coyotes offensively, but he's not likely to replicate his 2013 success when it comes to point-per-game production. Look for him to get about 60-70 points in 2013-14. It's worth adding that this move also reunites Ribeiro with his former bench boss in Dallas, Dave Tippett.
Mike Ribeiro likely heading for free agency | 06/30/2013 1:22 PM
NewsMike Ribeiro looks like he'll be heading for unrestricted free agency.
Pierre LeBrun on Twitter
ImpactThe Washington Capitals plan to speak with him once more, but they don't appear to be close to coming to terms on a new deal. Ribeiro would like to get a four- or five-year contract.
Ribeiro, Caps aren't making contract progress | 06/05/2013 10:38 AM
NewsMike Ribeiro and the Washington Capitals don't appear to be heading toward agreeing to a new deal.
ImpactAgent Don Meehan said Tuesday that there "aren't any updates" on contract talks with unrestricted free agency drawing closer. The two sides have expressed their interest in staying together, but it doesn't look like they've made any ground since Ribeiro rejected a three-year, $14 million offer in March. It may be tough for the Capitals to fit what he wants into their salary cap, so he might be allowed to test the open market on July 5.
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||2||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Oct 22||1|
|Assists||2||6 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Mar 6||3|
|Points||3||2 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Dec 12||3|
|Penalty Minutes||14||at Col||Feb 28||14|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Dec 12||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||3 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Jan 20||1|
|Power Play Points||2||vs. TB||Nov 16||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||64 times-last:at Wsh||last:Mar 8||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||64 times-last:at Wsh||last:Mar 8||0|
|Shots||7||vs. Ott||Oct 15||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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