SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 08: Mike Ribeiro #63 and Brenden Morrow #10 celebrates with teammates on the bench after Ribeiro scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion at San Jose on December 8, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
The Washington Capitals have traded Cody Eakin and the No. 54 overall pick to the Dallas Stars for center Mike Ribeiro.
Ribeiro has been rumored as a possible piece to move dating back to last Feb. prior to the trade deadline. As part of a Stars organization that is looking to develop a young core, the veteran Ribeiro was an attractive piece in talks with other teams.
#Caps havedealt center Cody Eakin and 2nd round pick (no. 54 overall) to Dallas for C Mike Ribeiro.— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) June 22, 2012
By acquiring Eakin, the Stars pick up a young piece who is still coming into his own as well as a second round pick that can help the team add more young talent.