Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Ribeiro
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Mike Ribeiro was a top scorer with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. He led the league in assists twice, scoring once and was chosen 45th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

In 1999 Ribeiro was named to the Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team and over his three year career in the QMJHL, notched 125 goals and 216 assists for 341 points in only 159 gaems. A member of Canada's World Junior team in 2000, Ribeiro has spent his first three professional seasons splitting his time between the AHL and the Canadiens before earning a regular spot on the roster in 2002-03.

After registering 17 points (5-12-17) in 2002-03, Ribeiro exploded offensively in 2003-04, leading the Canadiens in scoring with 65 points (20-45-65).

The following season Riberio's point production with the Habs would drop slightly, while he struggled in his own end defensively. Prior to the start of the 2006-07 NHL regular season, Riberio was dealt to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Janne Niinimaa.

In Dallas, Ribeiro would continue to put up impressive offensive numbers. In his second season with the Stars he recorded career-bests in goals, assists and points with 27, 56, and 83 respectively. He followed that up with another 56 assist season in 2008-09.

In the following three seasons Ribeiro would never fall below the 50 point mark, but following the 2011-12 season his time in Dallas would come to an end. He was traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Cody Eakin and a second round draft choice.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Montreal-Bourassa QAAA 43 32 57 89 48 16 15 23 38 14
1997-98 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 67 40 85 125 55 +35 6 3 1 4 0
1998-99 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 69 67 100 167 137 +50 11 5 11 16 12
1998-99 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 5 0 1 1 2
1999-00 Montreal Canadiens NHL 19 1 1 2 2 -6
1999-00 Quebec Citadelles AHL 3 0 0 0 2 -8
1999-00 Canada WJC-A 7 0 2 2 0 -2
1999-00 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 2 1 3 4 0 +2
1999-00 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 21 17 28 45 30 +17 11 3 20 23 38
2000-01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
2000-01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 74 26 40 66 44 -5 9 1 5 6 23
2001-02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 8 10 18 12 -11
2001-02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 23 9 14 23 36 +7 3 0 3 3 0
2002-03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 52 5 12 17 6 -3
2002-03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 3 0 1 1 0 +1
2003-04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 81 20 45 65 34 +15 11 2 1 3 18
2004-05 Blues Espoo Finland 17 8 9 17 4
2005-06 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 16 35 51 36 -6 6 0 2 2 0
2006-07 Dallas Stars NHL 81 18 41 59 22 +3 7 0 3 3 4
2007-08 Dallas Stars NHL 76 27 56 83 46 +21 18 3 14 17 16
2008-09 Dallas Stars NHL 82 22 56 78 52 -4
2009-10 Dallas Stars NHL 66 19 34 53 38 -5
2010-11 Dallas Stars NHL 82 19 52 71 28 -4
2011-12 Dallas Stars NHL 74 18 45 63 66 +5
2012-13 Washington Capitals NHL 48 13 36 49 53 -4 7 1 1 2 10
NHL Totals 785 186 423 609 397 49 6 21 27 48


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1998)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1999)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1999) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2008)
Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), January 17, 2005. Traded to Dallas by Montreal with Montreal's 6th round choice (Matthew Tassone) in 2008 Entry Draft for Janne Niinimaa and Dallas' 5th round choice (Andrew Conboy) in 2007 Entry Draft, September 30, 2006. Traded to Washington by Dallas for Cody Eakin and Boston's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Dallas selected Mike Winther) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 22, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 5, 2013.