Caps Acquire Mike Ribeiro

Per Mike Vogel, the Caps have acquired Dallas center Mike Ribeiro from the Stars in exchange for Cody Eakin and the team's second round pick (54th overall).

From the team:

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired center Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars in exchange for center Cody Eakin and a second-round draft pick (54th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Ribeiro, 32, ranked tied for second on Dallas with 63 points (18 goals, 45 assists) in 74 games during the 2011-12 season. His 45 assists ranked tied for first on the Stars while his 18 goals ranked fourth. Last season marked the eighth-consecutive season in which Ribeiro has tallied 50 or more points. The Montreal native has recorded 50 or more assists three times in his career and has collected 60 or more points five times in his 12-year career.

The 6’0", 177-pound center spent the last six seasons with Dallas and appeared in the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta. Ribeiro has collected 560 points (173 goals, 387 assists) in 737 career NHL games with Dallas and Montreal. In 42 career playoff games Ribeiro has recorded 25 points (five goals, 20 assists).

Ribeiro tallied a career-high 83 points (27 goals, 56 assists) during the 2007-08 season and added 17 points (three goals, 14 assists) in 18 playoff games that year. He won a bronze medal with Team Canada at the 2000 World Junior Championships in Sweden and was the top scorer in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) during the 1998-99 season, collecting 167 points (67 goals, 100 assists) in 69 games with Rouyn-Noranda of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Ribeiro was originally drafted by Montreal in the second round (45th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

Ribeiro's 2011-12 numbers:


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011-12 Season 74 18 45 63 5 66 2 0 5 142

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