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Capitals acquire Mike Ribeiro from Stars for Cody Eakin and a second-round pick

Friday, 06.22.2012 / 7:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Capitals acquire Mike Ribeiro from Stars for Cody Eakin and a second-round pick

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Washington Capitals acquired centre Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars in exchange for centre Cody Eakin and a second-round draft pick in Friday night's draft.

The 32-year-old has 63 points last season, the eighth straight year the Montrealer has recorded 50 or more points.

Ribeiro is going into the final year of a five-year contract and will be paid $5 million next season.

Ribeiro spent six season with the Stars and tallied a career-high 83 points (27 goals, 56 assists) during the 2007-08 season. He added 17 points (three goals, 14 assists) in 18 playoff games that year.

Eakin is coming off a rookie campaign in Washington where he collecting four goals and four assists in 30 games.

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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp