Nashville GM David Poile has locked up one of his top free agent prizes: veteran center Mike Ribeiro.
According to TSN’s Aaron Ward, Nashville has re-signed Ribeiro to a two-year deal worth $7 million.
The re-signing comes following a big year for Ribeiro in which he signed a one-year, $1.05 million deal with the Predators to prove he still had something left in the tank.
During last year’s off-season, the Arizona Coyotes had bought out Ribeiro just one season into a four-year deal. Following the buyout, Nashville inked Ribeiro to a one-year deal that was low-risk, high reward: if Ribeiro failed, it wasn’t a deal that broke the bank for the Predators and it wouldn’t damage their salary cap; if he played well, they had found a steal. Read more