|July 1 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET15:41 GMT11:41 PM 北京时间8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST19:41 UAE11:41 ET - The Nashville Predators are keeping Ribeiro, who has signed a two-year, $7 million contract on the opening day of free agency. The forward said Wednesday he's "more than ecstatic."
Analysis: The 35-year-old Ribeiro scored 15 goals and had a team-record 47 assists for the Predators this past season. He was sued in March by a woman who accuses him of sexual assault. Ribeiro's lawyer, Brian Lauten, has said his client denies the allegations. Predators general manager David Poile said Tuesday that Ribeiro mentioned before signing with the Predators last year the possibility a suit could be filed.