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Riley Sheahan | Center | #15

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 226
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (21) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Riley Sheahan could be the player that Detroit loses in the expansion draft to the Vegas Golden Knights.
The Red Wings may also expose Luke Glendening and Darren Helm. Neither of them would likely be targeted and Sheahan did attract some interest at the trade deadline despite his offensive struggles in 2016-17. Detroit still hopes to bring in some defensemen this off-season, so perhaps a trade could shake up who gets protected. Jun 7 - 9:07 AM

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Riley Sheahan avoided the longest summer of his life by potting his first two goals of the year in the season finale on Sunday.

Sheahan scored the final goal at Joe Louis Arena in Sunday's 4-1 win over New Jersey. The 25-year-old had not found the net in his previous 79 games, and finishes the year with 13 points.
Apr 10 - 12:49 AM

Riley Sheahan and his Red Wings teammates could not beat Craig Anderson in a 2-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Riley Sheahan has a goalless streak that stretches all the way to the regular season finale of the 2015-16 season. He has no goals and just 11 assists in 78 games this season. This truly is a season to forget for the 25-year-old center. He finished the game with no points, one shot on goal and a minus-2 rating.
Apr 4 - 10:43 PM

Riley Sheahan is slated to play alongside Frans Nielsen and Andreas Athanasiou.

He is getting Thomas Vanek's spot after Vanek was moved to Florida at the trade deadline. Sheahan has no goals and nine assists in 59 games this season. Coach Jeff Blashill is hopeful that the offense will come with Nielsen and Athanasiou as linemates.
Mar 3 - 9:18 AM

Riley Sheahan will be scratched against the Stars on Thursday.

The 25-year-old has posted just six helpers with 41 hits in 40 games this season. Ouch.
Jan 12 - 7:47 PM

Riley Sheahan is questionable for Sunday's game against the Maple Leafs.

He is recovering from an upper-body injury and only took part in some of Saturday's practice. We're sure you have better options than Sheahan for Sunday afternoon's contest in Toronto.
Jan 1 - 9:30 AM

Riley Sheahan has an upper-body injury.

Sheahan was a late scratch from Thursday's contest as a result. He's regarded as day-to-day. He has no goals and six assists in 35 contests in 2016-17.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 08:11:00 PM

Riley Sheahan's goalless drought has hit 29 games.

He has recorded just five assists, which has him on pace for 14 points this campaign. Sheahan notched a personal best 14 goals last year and he finished with 25 points in 81 games.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 09:57:00 AM

Riley Sheahan is still looking for his first goal of the season through 24 games.

"You can control your play; you can't control necessarily whether it (the puck) goes in," coach Jeff Blashill said. "One way he can help is to hit the net. That's something we've had to focus on with him. The last two games might have been the best in a while here." He has contributed four assists this year and he has been credited with 35 shots.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 08:10:00 AM

Riley Sheahan could center the third line now that Darren Helm is out with a dislocated shoulder.

He has been played on the wing this season, but has spent most of his career skating as a center. "With Darren's injury, that could give some more opportunity to Riley," coach Jeff Blashill said. "He had lots of opportunity early, and then his opportunity went away here in the last little bit. It's hard to produce when you don't get the opportunity." Sheahan has zero goals and three assists in 17 games this year.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 09:55:00 AM

Riley Sheahan has picked up an assist in each of Detroit's last two games.

However, he is still goalless in 11 appearances this season. Sheahan isn't concerned by his lack of production though. "Obviously it's nice to score, but when you are getting ice time and you feel like you are contributing, even if it's not on the scoreboard, it's fun to play," he said.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 09:51:00 AM

Riley Sheahan scored in Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins.

Sheahan opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 5:24 mark of the second period. Mike Green and Matthew Lorito picked up the assists on Sheahan's second goal of the preseason. Sheahan is a useful NHL player for Detroit, but that won't translate into him being fantasy relevant in 2016-17.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 10:37:00 PM

Former Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood believes Riley Sheahan can be one of the best third line centers in the NHL.

"I think Riley Sheahan -- and I love Riley Sheahan, so I'm not saying that he had a bad year, but I know his potential," Osgood said. "Riley is a strong center. I think we saw it the last month of the season; he played real solid. To me, he has a nice offensive ability, he's responsible defensively, he's really strong. I think if you put him in the right spot, he'll flourish. He'll become one of the best third-line centers in the NHL. And he's getting to be that age now where he's a little more mature. He's played a lot." Sheahan signed a new two-year deal with an AAV of $2.075 million after scoring 14 goals and 25 points in 81 games during the 2015-16 season.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 11:24:00 AM

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

The deal will pay him $2.075 million per season. Sheahan was slated for restricted free agency if he didn't have a contract by July 1. The 24-year-old forward recorded 14 goals and 25 points in 81 games in 2015-16
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 11:25:00 AM

Riley Sheahan's line has been tasked with trying to slow down Tampa Bay's top trio.

Luke Glendening, Justin Abdelkader and Sheahan held the combination of Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn in check in Game 3. The shutdown combination didn't allow the Lightning's top line to post a single shot on net. They will be looking for another strong defensive effort on Tuesday night in Game 4.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Henrik Zetterberg
2Dylan Larkin
3Frans Nielsen
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Tomas Tatar
2Anthony Mantha
3Darren Helm
4Tyler Bertuzzi
5Matt Lorito
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Andreas Athanasiou
3Justin Abdelkader
4Evgeny Svechnikov
5Martin Frk
6Johan Franzen
D1Mike Green
2Danny DeKeyser
3Trevor Daley
4Xavier Ouellet
5Jonathan Ericsson
6Niklas Kronwall
7Ryan Sproul
8Nick Jensen
9Luke Witkowski
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek
3Jared Coreau