Posted by Staff Reporter on May 03, 2014 09:49 AM EDT

Mike Ribeiro of Phoenix Coyotes Ups Asking Price of Texas Estate to $2.9 Million

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Mike Ribeiro, Phoenix Coyotes Center, Ups Asking Price of Texas Estate to $2.9 Million. (Photo : Flickr)

Michael J. Tavares Ribeiro, the 34-year-old Phoenix Coyotes center, has raised the asking price of his Frisco, TX estate from $2.7 to $2.9 million.

The French manor-style home, built in 2006, is spread across 8,200 square feet. It boasts of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The interiors comprise of two-story entrance, vaulted galleries and hardwood and stone flooring.

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The estate offers a perfect reading retreat with an English-paneled library with a fireplace and private terrace. For those who enjoy an ideal evening with a glass of wine, the property includes a wine grotto and a trio of wet bars. The outdoors feature a fire pit, a kitchen and a pool, Realtor reports.

Ribeiro, a Canadian professional ice hockey player, accepted a four-year, $22 million contract with the Coyotes in July 2013 after one season with the Washington Capitals and six years with Dallas.

 Ribeiro was Coyotes' marquee free-agent acquisition. In his first season with the Phoenix Coyotes, Ribeiro scored 16 goals and 47 points. Overall, he has 202 goals and 656 points for his career.

"It's always nice to score goals," Ribeiro said. "You can still be 40, and enjoy scoring. I'm sure [Jaromir] Jagr still celebrates after he scores. It's always fun to score. "And it's hard to score in this league, so 200 goals is a big milestone. I'll take that and be happy with it. Especially for a guy like me who doesn't shoot a lot, to have 200 is really nice," Arizona Sports reports.

"He's one of the guys everybody enjoys. He's a guy who's uniquely different than everybody and at the same time is so enjoyable." captain Shane Doan said, az central reports.

Ribeiro had a successful season in 2013 with the Capitals. As a second-line center, Ribeiro recorded 13 goals, 36 assists (the fifth-highest total in the league) and tied for 10th in scoring with 49 points, only second to right wing Alex Ovechkin. Contract negotiations made it difficult for Ribeiro to continue with Washington. The Capitals were not keen to offer more than a three-year deal to Ribeiro, who wanted at least five years.

"With the season that I had, I was expecting to be signed earlier than that," said Ribeiro. "With (salary) caps, everyone is squeezed in this year, and they weren't able to sign me," az family reports.

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