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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 a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Sheahan did all of his damage in the third period, as he scored a goal at the 5:58 mark to cut Chicago's lead to 4-2 and he also helped set up Luke Glendening on the power play to tie the game at four. The 23-year-old is certainly a useful player for the Red Wings, but it will be interesting to see where he fits in with Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and Brad Richards all possibly ahead of him on the depth chart. Sheahan scored 13 goals and 36 points in 79 games last year. Sep 22 - 11:35 PM

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Riley Sheahan is glad to have former Grand Rapids bench boss Jeff Blashill coaching the Red Wings this season.

"The guys that played with him before know how [Blashill] reacts to different situations and know what he expects," Sheahan said. "I think in that way some guys will be a little bit more confident, which always helps. It's definitely a good thing." Sheahan played for Blashill when the Griffins won the Calder Cup in 2013 along with current Detroit forwards Luke Glendening, Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson and Tomas Jurco, defenseman Danny DeKeyser and goaltender Petr Mrazek. Their familiarity with Blashill should make for an easy transition this campaign after the departure of Mike Babcock.
Aug 10 - 7:41 PM

Riley Sheahan has been more comfortable since returning to the third line.

Justin Abdelkader missed the first two games of the series because of a hand injury, so Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg played together and Sheahan centered the second line. He has looked more like himself since Abdelkader's return and he has picked up a point (two goals, one assist) in his past three outings.
Apr 27 - 11:15 AM

Riley Sheahan earned his first NHL playoff point in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Tampa Bay.

He went scoreless in five games with Detroit last year and he didn't find the scoresheet in the first two contests versus Tampa Bay this series either. In Game 3, he netted a power-play goal to give the Wings a 2-0 lead at the time. Sheahan logged just 10:25 of playing time in the match.
Apr 22 - 8:46 AM

Riley Sheahan (concussion) has been cleared to return Thursday.

Sheahan is projected to play on a line with Darren Helm and Tomas Tatar. That spot previously belonged to Stephen Weiss, who will slide to the third line. Sheahan has 12 goals and 34 points in 73 games in 2014-15.
Apr 2 - 2:51 PM

Riley Sheahan (concussion) is questionable for Thursday's contest.

Sheahan has to pass a concussion test before he'll be allowed to return to the lineup. If he does play, it will likely be alongside Darren Helm and Tomas Tatar on the second line.
Apr 2 - 12:13 PM

Despite Riley Sheahan's declaration that he was ready to play, he will be scratched with an upper body injury for Tuesday's tilt with Ottawa instead.

It will be Sheahan's third game in the stands. For the season, Sheahan has compiled 12 goals, 34 points, while winning 455 of his 900 faceoffs this season over 73 games.
Mar 31 - 7:23 PM

Riley Sheahan (upper body) has declared himself good to go for Tuesday night.

He said he'll be back in the lineup after missing Detroit's weekend games with an upper-body injury. Sheahan was on the third line with Tomas Jurco and Teemu Pulkkinen during the morning skate.
Mar 31 - 11:19 AM

Riley Sheahan will miss Saturday afternoon's game against Tampa with an upper-body injury.

He sustained the injury in Thursday's game. Sheahan has been a bit of an Ironman this season as Saturday's contest will be the first time he has not dressed for a game in 2014-15. Consider Sheahan day-to-day for now.
Mar 28 - 9:41 AM

Riley Sheahan will miss "a bit" of time due to an upper-body injury, per Red Wings coach Mike Babcock.

Sheahan has 12 goals and 34 points in 73 games this season. He had been playing with Darren Helm and Tomas Tatar, but Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) occupied that spot during Friday's practice. Datsyuk might not be ready to return yet though, so that line has to be taken with a grain of salt.
Mar 27 - 1:30 PM

Riley Sheahan produced a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win against Edmonton on Monday.

He also won six of his eight faceoffs. Sheahan is a reliable defensive forward, but his offensive game is still a working progress. He entered Monday's match with one assist over six games and he has 31 points in 65 outings.
Mar 10 - 9:49 AM

Riley Sheahan topped 20 minutes of ice time in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to Anaheim.

It marked just the second time this season that has happened. Sheahan received the boost in ice time against the Ducks because of Henrik Zetterberg's injury. He registered the game-tying goal at the 16:09 mark of the third period. Sheahan has 10 goals and 28 points in 58 games this campaign.
Feb 24 - 9:31 AM

Riley Sheahan scored a goal in Detroit's 3-1 win over Arizona.

Sheahan opened the scoring at the 8:11 mark of the second period on Saturday. The 23-year-old has nine goals and 25 points in 52 games this season. Pavel Datsyuk helped set up Sheahan's power play goal. "Yeah, for sure," Sheahan said of Datsyuk. "He just kind of makes plays out of nowhere. He's amazing to play with, you've got to always be ready.
Feb 8 - 10:40 AM

Riley Sheahan picked up two assists in Detroit's 5-2 win over Nashville.

Sheahan was named the game's second star for his effort. The 23-year-old had the primary assist on Gustav Nyquist's first period goal, and he also registered the primary assist on Tomas Tatar's second period goal. Sheahan has three points in his last two games, and has eight goals and 21 points in 45 games this season.
Jan 18 - 10:11 AM

Riley Sheahan will center Tomas Jurco and Tomas Tatar on Sunday against Colorado.

The Red Wings are winless in their last five games and head coach Mike Babcock is trying to shake things up. Henrik Zetterberg was with Pavel Datsyuk and Justin Abdelkader, while Darren Helm was skating with Gustav Nyquist and Johan Franzen.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:57:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Brad Richards
3Riley Sheahan
4Darren Helm
5Luke Glendening
6Dylan Larkin
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Drew Miller
5Daniel Cleary
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Johan Franzen
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
6Landon Ferraro
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
8Xavier Ouellet
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek