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Riley Sheahan | Center | #15

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (21) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 23 - 8:50 AM

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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.
Oct 21 - 5:56 PM

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, talks between the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins have picked up for center Riley Sheahan.

Talks surfaced about a month ago and Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported that the framework for the deal was Derrick Pouliot who was then traded to the Canucks. Well it looks like they re-worked their original deal and the Penguins will be getting the 3rd line center they have been searching for. Nothing official has been filed with the NHL as of yet and we will keep you updated with any upcoming news
Oct 21 - 5:45 PM

Riley Sheahan hasn't registered a point in four games.

Sheahan didn't get his first goal of the season until the final game of the regular season in 2016-17. He scored twice that match against New Jersey. Sheahan has been skating on the fourth line and he has logged less than 10 minutes of ice time in each outing so far.
Oct 13 - 8:19 AM

It sounds like there is a pretty good chance that Riley Sheahan will be traded to the Penguins.

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman believes that the framework for a trade has already been worked out that could involve defenseman Derrick Pouliot. Such a deal makes sense as the Wings need cap room to sign Andreas Athanasiou and parting with Sheahan will create some leeway for the Wings to operate. Stay tuned for further updates.
Sep 23 - 10:17 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Greg McKegg
4Carter Rowney
5Riley Sheahan
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Ryan Reaves
5Josh Archibald
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Chad Ruhwedel
7Matt Hunwick
8Zach Trotman
G1Matt Murray
2Casey DeSmith