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Riley Sheahan | Center | #15

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (21) / DET
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Riley Sheahan could see more ice time Sunday with Evgeni Malkin questionable to play.
Even if Malkin is able to go, he likely will not be close to 100 percent, giving extra ice time to both Sheahan and Derick Brassard. Sheahan had 11 goals and 32 points in 73 games for Pittsburgh after they acquired him from Detroit early in the season. Apr 22 - 8:56 AM

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Riley Sheahan scored a goal in a 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers.

Kris Letang's blast from the point was tipped in by Sheahan to give the Penguins a 2-0 just under three minutes into the second period. However, a third period melt down saw the Rangers score three times and send the game to overtime where Mika Zibanejad finished it off for New York. Considering it took Sheahan 82-games to score his first goal last season, this year's tally of 10 in 70 games is great. The Penguins will be looking to bounce back tomorrow night against the Montreal Canadiens.
Mar 14 - 10:44 PM

Don't be surprised if Riley Sheahan plays alongside Phil Kessel and Derick Brassard Saturday night against Toronto.

With injuries to Bryan Rust and Dominik Simon, the Pens called up Josh Jooris who can take Sheahan's place as the team's fourth line center. That would allow Sheahan to move up to play with Kessel and Brassard. It makes the former Red Wing forward a decent one-game pickup Saturday night.
Mar 10 - 1:51 PM

Riley Sheahan has become a key part of the Penguins' penalty kill.

Pittsburgh has the top PK in the NHL dating back to Dec. 1 and Sheahan is the team's leader in shorthanded ice time. He's also been being excelling on the draw with a 55.7% success rate since joining the Penguins and has done well centering the third line. All-in-all, the Penguins decision to acquire Sheahan from Detroit back in November has worked out well for the club. It'll be interesting to see how the Penguins' depth charts work out if they do acquire another bottom-six center before the deadline as seems to be their goal. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford suggested that Sheahan might end up being tried on the wing, which is a role he's had before, or it might be that Sheahan even plays on the fourth line.
Feb 20 - 5:36 AM

Riley Sheahan scored twice to lead the Penguins to a 5-2 win Sunday.

Sheahan has eight goals and 23 points for the Penguins in 52 games this season after going pointless in eight games for the Red Wings before he was dealt. He has been scoring more of late with four goals and eight points in his last 10 games. It doesn't hurt that he is playing alongside Phil Kessel.
Feb 19 - 8:20 AM

Riley Sheahan scored a goal in the Penguins' 4-3 shootout loss to Dallas on Friday.

Sheahan's recorded at least a point in four of his last five games. It's been a good run for him, but he's typically not too much of an offensive threat. He has five goals and 20 points in 55 contests this season.
Feb 10 - 7:31 AM

Riley Sheahan has been centering the third line with Phil Kessel and Jake Guentzel.

That's quite a jump up for Sheahan who had been centering Ryan Reaves and Tom Kuhnhackel on the fourth line, not exactly speedsters. The Penguins likely will get a center at the trade deadline and depending on who they get, Sheahan will remain a third line pivot or move back down to the fourth unit. He has some value at this time as he has four assists in his last five games, giving him four goals and 18 points in 45 games with Pittsburgh since his trade from Detroit earlier this season.
Feb 5 - 8:02 AM

Riley Sheahan will make his first visit back to Detroit Sunday when the Penguins take on the Red Wings.

Sheahan was dealt from Detroit on October 21 and this is the first time back in the Motor City for Sheahan who was drafted 21st overall in 2010."I’m looking forward to it," Sheahan said. "It will be good to see some old faces, some guys that I grew pretty close with. It’ll be pretty special. It’s a top-notch organization. Everybody there is respectful and well-respected around the league, too. It was good start to my career. I think it molded me well." Stay tuned.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 09:09:00 AM

Riley Sheahan registered an assist in the Penguins' 2-1 loss to Vegas on Thursday.

Sheahan has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He has three goals and 10 points in 32 contests in 2017-18.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 07:36:00 AM

Riley Sheahan had an assist Saturday giving him five points in his last six games.

Considering Sheahan had only one point in his first 18 games, this streak is Gretzky-like for him. Sheahan was highly regarded as the 21st overall pick in 2010 but he had only two goals in 80 games last season (both coming in the final game) and the Red Wings got tired of him a month ago and dealt him to Pittsburgh where he has been rejuvenated.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 09:34:00 AM

Riley Sheahan scored his first goal of the season on Thursday.

Sheahan was playing in his 20th game and the goal was also his third point of 2017-18. He started the campaign with Detroit, but was acquired by Pittsburgh along with a fifth round pick in exchange for Scott Wilson and a third round selection. Sheahan isn't expected to have fantasy value in standard leagues this season.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 08:39:00 AM

Riley Sheahan registered an assist in a 5-4 overtime victory against Buffalo on Tuesday.

Sheahan has just two assists in 19 games between Detroit and Pittsburgh this season. He might pick up the pace a bit, but he won't have fantasy value in standard leagues.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 05:13:00 AM

Riley Sheahan has been practicing with Carl Hagelin and Patric Hornqvist.

It's a nice spot for the former Red Wing as he gets to play top-nine minutes on a superb team. Sheahan had a very tough season in 2016-17 with only two goals but he is capable of 15 goals in the right circumstances.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 09:51:00 AM

Riley Sheahan is being reunited with some college teammates in Ian Cole and Bryan Rust.

That will make the transition to the Penguins even easier for Sheahan who was drafted 21st overall in 2010. He was horrible offensively last season with only two goals in 80 games and both came on the last night of the season. Sheahan will fill the role of a bottom-two center in Pittsburgh and there will be little pressure on him to produce offensively as the Penguins are stacked offensively. That should help his numbers but we cannot recommend him.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 08:50:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Riley Sheahan and a 5th round pick from the Detroit Red Wings.

In return, the Red Wings will receive forward Scott Wilson and a 3rd round pick. Sheahan has looked like a shadow of the impressive center we saw in his first two seasons. At times, it appeared the NHL game just became too fast for the big center. Hopefully a fresh start with the Penguins will do him some good. He should not be picked up in any formats. No salary was retained by either team in the deal.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 05:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Derick Brassard
4Riley Sheahan
5Carter Rowney
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Dominik Simon
5Zach Aston-Reese
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Chad Ruhwedel
6Matt Hunwick
7Jamie Oleksiak
G1Matt Murray
2Casey DeSmith