Tuesday morning the Nashville Predators announced the signings of two veteran centers.
Mike Ribeiro signed a one-year deal reportedly worth $1.05M, and Derek Roy signed a one-year deal reportedly worth $1.0M. The Preds needed to add depth at the position when Mike Fisher was lost for 4-6 months to a torn Achilles.
Ribeiro, 34, scored 16 goals with 31 assists in 80 games for Phoenix last year. He was bought out by the Coyotes one year into a four-year, $22M contract because of “behavioral issues.”
Roy, 31, will play for his fifth organization in four years when he skates with Nashville the season. After spending eight years in Buffalo, Roy has been traded to Dallas in 2012 and then to Vancouver at the deadline in 2013 before signing a one-year deal with St. Louis for last season. With the Blues, Roy posted nine goals and 28 assists in 75 games.