Canadiens re-sign center Ribeiro to one-year deal

MONTREAL -- Mike Ribeiro will be spending another campaign playing for his hometown team.

The Montreal Canadiens re-signed the 26-year-old center to a one-year contract on Thursday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

A native of Montreal, Ribeiro had 16 goals and 35 assists in 79 games with the Canadiens this past season, his sixth in the league. He had 50 goals and 103 assists in his 276-game career, all with the Canadiens.

Montreal also re-signed defenseman Jean-Philippe Cote to a one-year deal Thursday. The 24-year-old played just eight games with the Canadiens and did not score a point during the campaign. He spent the bulk of his time with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs, registering three goals and eight assists in 61 games.