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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 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

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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

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
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 05:45:00 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.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 08:19:00 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.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 10:17:00 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.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 09:07:00 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.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 12:49:00 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.
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 10:43:00 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.
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 09:18:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Carter Rowney
4Riley Sheahan
5Jean-Sebastien Dea
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Ryan Reaves
5Daniel Sprong
6Dominik Simon
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Chad Ruhwedel
7Matt Hunwick
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Matt Murray
2Tristan Jarry
3Casey DeSmith