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Mike Ribeiro
NUMBER: 63 BIRTHDATE: February 10, 1980  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 177 DRAFTED: MTL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (45th overall)
-Played the 2012-13 season with Washington, tallying 49 points (13g-36a) in 48 games with the team. -Is three assists from 500 career NHL helpers. -Leads Nashville forwards in average time on ice (18:38). -First on the Preds in points-per-game (.76). -Tallied the 700th point of his NHL career with a goal Feb. 7 against the Rangers. -His 43 assists leads the Preds and is tied for 11th overall in the League. -His 57 points this season (14g-43a) are the most he has tallied since 2011-12 in Dallas (18g-45a-63pts, 74gp), and are first among all Nashville skaters. -Played in his 900th career NHL game on Dec. 29 in Chicago. -Has played the eighth-most games of any forward since the start of the 2003-04 season.
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. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 15, 2014.
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It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday