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Riley Sheahan | Center

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 222
College: Notre Dame
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Riley Sheahan scored for Detroit in its 3-2 come-from-behind win against the Rangers on Saturday night.
Sheahan scored a backwards back-hander at 14:14 of the second period, the first of three unanswered goals for the Red Wings. Sheahan now has points in four of his last five games and six goals and 15 points in 27 games, so he’s definitely worth a look in fantasy leagues. Luke Glendening would score his third of the season just over a minute later. Darren Helm potted the game-winner in the third period. Dec 6 - 9:58 PM

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Riley Sheahan has been playing well as Detroit's second-line center.

"I think the biggest contributor is playing with some great players," he said referring to linemates Tomas Tatar and Justin Abdelkader. "We've been getting the puck to the net and are just trying to get bounces off the goalie, and that's been working. I'm trying to be a little more confident with the puck and use my body to my advantage. That's been a focus point for me." Sheahan has recorded two goals and two assists in his past four games. His offensive game is still a work in progress.
Nov 24 - 10:44 AM

Riley Sheahan generated a goal and a helper in Detroit's 5-0 win against Columbus on Tuesday night.

He was credited with five shots on goal in the contest. Sheahan has two of his three goals this season in his past two appearances and eight points in 18 games this year.
Nov 19 - 10:37 AM

Riley Sheahan scored a goal in Detroit’s 4-1 loss to Montreal on Sunday.

Sheahan hadn’t scored in eight games before his goal tonight. After a solid rookie campaign last season, the 22-year-old has only six points in 17 games so far this year. Danny DeKeyser and Tomas Tatar picked up the assists on the second period goal.
Nov 16 - 10:01 PM

With the injury to Pavel Datsyuk the Red Wings were forced to shuffle their lines against the Captials Friday night.

Riley Sheahan centered the second unit between Justin Abdelakader and Tomas Tatar, while Henrik Zetterberg played between Gustav Nyquist and Johan Franzen. Darren Helm, Andrej Nestrasil and Daniel Cleary made up the third line, while Joakim Andersson played alongside Luke Glendening and Drew Miller on the fourth unit. Detroit coach Mike Babcock is known to be a line shuffler so don't put too much stock in this alignment.
Nov 8 - 10:00 AM

With the return of Johan Franzen to action, the Red Wings have shuffled their second and third lines.

Darren Helm will move up to the second line and play between Franzen and Gustav Nyquist, while Riley Sheahan, who was centering the second line will move down to the third unit and play between Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco. Helm sees a bit of a boost in his fantasy value with this alignment while Sheahan's takes a bit of a hit.
Nov 2 - 9:47 AM

Riley Sheahan got on the scoresheet with his first goal of the season in Saturday's loss to Philadelphia.

"It definitely helps," Sheahan said. "Hopefully, maybe I can get a roll going now and just keeping the same attitude and playing my game. But it's nice to get that first one. We played good as a line." He has two points in eight games. Sheahan is currently centering a line between Andrej Nestrasil and Tomas Jurco.
Oct 27 - 10:34 AM

Riley Sheahan recorded two points for the Red Wings in their 4-3 shootout win over the Bruins on Saturday.

The 22-year-old had a goal and an assist. Sheahan played in 45 games last season, getting nine goals and 24 points in 42 games. There is some upside here, but not enough to get excited about in fantasy leagues just yet. Xavier Ouellet and Andrej Nestrasil picked up the other markers. Petr Mrazek made 20 saves on 23 shots in a full game’s worth of action.
Oct 4 - 8:59 PM

Riley Sheahan hopes to produce more offensively this season.

"Last year I tried to focus on being steady defensively," he said. "I was playing with so many skilled players, I could get them the puck and they could do things with it, but then as the season wore on, I though I contributed a little more offensively, and I got a little more comfortable with the puck, so I'm going to keep trying to do that." He recorded nine goals and 15 assists in 42 games last campaign. Sheahan has displayed chemistry with Tomas Jurco, Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist, but he's seen as a player who could play with just about any combination. The Red Wings could look to him as someone who can step up with Pavel Datsyuk sidelined, but we'd recommend a wait-and-see approach.
Sep 25 - 11:10 AM

Coming off a successful rookie season where he notched 24 points in 42 games, Riley Sheahan will arrive at Red Wings camp with a roster spot and a fresh $1.9 million two-year contract.

But Sheahan faces a tough challenge for ice time this season with a healthy Wings squad. The 22 year-old broke into the NHL midway through last season when the team was decimated with injuries. Among Sheahan’s assets are his size, defensive zone play and his ability to maneuver the puck. If the veterans stay healthy and pieces like Stephen Weiss and Darren Helm rebound for productive seasons, Sheahan is looking at a bottom-six role with the potential to move up if his offensive skills shine.
Aug 24 - 12:50 PM

Riley Sheahan's new two-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings comes with a $950,000 annual cap hit.

Sheahan had nine goals and 15 assists in 42 games with Detroit in 2013-14. He's a good bet to record 40-50 points next season.
Jul 1 - 11:33 AM

Riley Sheahan has agreed to a two-year contract extension with Detroit.

The financial terms of the deal are not yet known. Sheahan established himself with the Red Wings last season by scoring nine goals and 24 points in 42 games. He would have become a restricted free agent at noon.
Jul 1 - 10:51 AM

Detroit GM Ken Holland plans to meet with Riley Sheahan's agent at the NHL Draft.

He also intends to speak with the representatives of fellow restricted free agents Dan DeKeyser and Tomas Tatar. Sheahan appeared in 42 games with the Red Wings this past season, where he notched nine goals and 24 points.
Jun 24 - 3:36 PM

Riley Sheahan was assigned to Grand Rapids on Sunday.

He'll try to help Detroit's AHL squad repeat as Calder Cup champions after the Red Wings were eliminated from the NHL playoffs. Sheahan had nine goals and 24 points with Detroit in 42 games during the regular season. He didn't have a point in five playoff matches versus Boston.
Apr 28 - 12:37 PM

Riley Sheahan is getting ready to make his playoff debut on Friday.

Sheahan had nine goals and 24 points in 42 games during the regular season. He will play alongside Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar.
Apr 18 - 5:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Xavier Ouellet
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Petr Mrazek