Ribeiro, Lundqvist re-sign with Stars

Mike Ribeiro


DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars re-signed centers Mike Ribeiro and Joel Lundqvist on Thursday.

Ribeiro, who led the Stars in scoring in his first season with
the club, signed a one-year contract worth $2.8 million. Lundqvist
was inked to a two-year contract worth $1.45 million -- $700,000
this season and $750,000 for 2008-09.

"Mike brought a great deal of playmaking and offensive ability
in his first year with our club and we look forward to his
continued contributions," general manager Doug Armstrong said.
"Joel's rookie season was a positive one, and we envision his role
increasing as he gains more experience in the NHL."

The 27-year-old Ribeiro had 18 goals and 41 assists in 81 games
and added three assists and four penalty minutes in Dallas' seven
playoff games last season. He was acquired last year from Montreal.

Lundqvist, 25, skated in 36 games and recorded three goals and
three assists. Lundqvist, the twin brother of New York Rangers
goalie Henrik Lundqvist, represented Sweden at the 2006 World

He was drafted by Dallas in the third round in 2000.