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After one season away, Mike Ribeiro is headed back to the Western Conference. He spent last season with the Washington Capitals after being traded by the Dallas Stars, the team he’d spent the previous six NHL seasons with. And now, he’s headed West again, having signed a four-year deal worth a reported $22M, according to ESPN.
Phoenix has been looking to improve an offense that ranked 21st in the NHL last year- and that’s something the 33-year-old Ribeiro can definitely help with. He averaged a point-per-game last year with the Capitals (49 in 48 games), and enjoyed three 70+ point seasons in Dallas. Known for his set-up skills and dazzling shootout moves, Ribeiro has 609 points (186 goals, 423 assists) in 785 career NHL games.
Prior to his stints with Washington and Dallas, Ribeiro played for the Montreal Canadiens, of whom he was a second-round draft choice back in 1998.
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“@DarrenDreger: Ribeiro to Phx is done.”
— Stéphanie (@StephBourgie) July 5, 2013
4 year / 22 M$ for Mike Ribeiro with Coyotes. #JA2013
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) July 5, 2013
Ribeiro's salary by year with PHX: $4.5M, $5.5M, $6M and $6M.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
Why the Predators should or shouldn’t pursue Mike Ribeiro this summer...
A person familiar with negotiations has confirmed the Phoenix Coyotes have agreed to sign free-agent forward Mike Ribeiro to a four-year, $22 million contract.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Friday because the team has not announced the deal. ESPN.com first reported the agreement earlier in the day.
Ribeiro was one of the top players available once the league...
Alex Ovechkin is so good, he's an All-Star at a position he doesn't even play.
That is apparently the conclusion of the NHL media after selecting Ovechkin on Wednesday to the All-Star first team at right wing, where he played all 44 games this season, and to the second team at left wing, where he played just four.
That's right. The Washington Capitals star, a left-winger...
Jeremy Roenick fans may disagree, but you can make the argument that the Coyotes have lacked an elite, play-making center ever since they arrived in the Valley in 1996. That changed on Friday.
Less than an hour after the free agency period opened, the Coyotes agreed to terms with free-agent center Mike Ribeiro on a four-year deal worth 22 million (average of 5.5 million). Ribeiro...
The NHL free agency period doesn’t officially open until July 5, but the Detroit Red Wings spent the better part of Wednesday getting their ducks in a row prior to the expected feeding frenzy.
Mlive’s Ansar Khan reports the team has put feelers out for plenty of free agent centers, such as Florida’s Stephen Weiss, Washington’s Mike Ribeiro and Minnesota’s Matt Cullen. Detroit...
The Phoenix Coyotes made the biggest splash of the day to this point, signing Mike Ribeiro to a four-year contract worth $22 million, carrying a cap hit of $5.5 million. The left-handed shooting centre from Montreal, Quebec is listed at 6’0″, 177 lbs and turned 33 years old back in February. He is a 13-year NHL veteran who was a [...]
Jeff Schultz to LAK, one year, $700K.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
With their third move so far of the first day of free agent frenzy, the Nashville Predators have signed center Matt Hendricks to a four-year deal worth $7.4 million; $1.85 million per season. Last season, Hendricks was a part of the Washington Capitals and played all 48 games in the nation's capital.
Hendricks was originally drafted by the Predators in the 2000 NHL Entry...
The Los Angeles Kings have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Jeff Schultz to a deal.
He had no goals, three assists and 12 penalty minutes in 26 games with the Washington Capitals last season.
The Kings announced the deal Friday as the NHL's free agency period began.
Schultz has spent his entire NHL career with the Capitals, with 11 goals, 64 assists and 133 penalty...
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The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman David Kolomatis to a one-year, two-way contract. Kolomatis was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 5th round (126th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He recorded 28 points and 18 penalty minutes in 46 games last season with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League. The season before Kolomatis skated in 58 games...