It appears the NHL future of former Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars, Washington Capitals, Phoenix Coyotes and Nashville Predators star Mike Ribeiro is over. After going missing during the offseason, Ribeiro emerged in Florida where he was arrested earlier this week on trespassing charges.
The 37-year-old former star player will now enter the NHL’s substance abuse program for at least the second time in his career and retire from the game officially.
Ribeiro has been in the middle of several controversies throughout his NHL career, mostly stemming from drug abuse, alcoholism and a sexual assault charge in 2015.
Riberiro’s former agent, Bob Perno, reportedly was trying to reach out to his client to no avail. Now, La Presse's Richard Labbe has revealed that Ribeiro is preparing to sign his retirement papers in the upcoming weeks.
Ribeiro leaves the NHL with a remarkable 793 points in 1094 games throughout his career.