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Riley Sheahan | Center

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
College: Notre Dame
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Riley Sheahan has been scoring from in front of the net, giving the Detroit Red Wings net-front presence that they think will matter in their first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins.

"It’s huge," coach Mike Babcock said. "It’s something we bang on each and every day and we’ve just got to continue to get better at it if we’re going to have success, especially against a heavy team like Boston." Sheahan netted his eight goal of the season last Friday when he was by Carolina’s net. He also provides a net-front presence as part of a power play unit that usually includes Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco. Playing with skilled players — Gustav Nyquist is also a regular linemate — makes going to the net a natural move for Sheahan.
Apr 15 - 10:40 AM

Riley Sheahan registered his eighth goal of the season in Detroit's 2-1 loss to Carolina on Friday night.

The 22 year old now has 23 points in 41 games, a decent output from the 1st round, 17th overall selection from 2010. With the loss, the Red Wings will need to win their next game versus St. Louis and hope for some help from Columbus and Philadelphia in order to move up from the eighth seed in the East.
Apr 11 - 10:36 PM

Riley Sheahan posted a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-4 loss to Montreal.

He has recorded six points, including five helpers, in his past five matches. The play of youngsters like Sheahan has allowed the Red Wings to stay in the playoff hunt despite a plethora of injuries this season. He has 21 points in 33 games with Detroit.
Mar 28 - 10:19 AM

Riley Sheahan earned two assists in Saturday's 3-2 win against Minnesota.

He has notched two goals and five assists in 12 games since the Olympic break. The 22-year-old forward has 18 points in 30 NHL outings this year.
Mar 23 - 7:25 AM

Detroit coach Mike Babcock continues to be impressed with the play of Riley Sheahan.

He scored the Red Wings' only regulation goal in a 2-1 win over the Oilers Friday night and drew the praise of Babcock. "Sheahan was a real good player tonight," Babcock said. "Very, very good. He just seems to be getting better every time. He should have a lot of confidence." That said, Sheahan gets third-line miniutes which limits his fantasy value. We still can't recommend him unless you are in an incredibly deep hockey pool.
Mar 15 - 9:29 AM

Detroit coach Mike Babcock wants Riley Sheahan to shoot the puck more.

He has four goals on 22 shots in 20 games this season, along with eight assists. He has adjusted well to the NHL game this year and he's currently playing on Detroit's "Kid Line" with Tomas Jurco and Tomas Tatar.
Mar 3 - 12:03 PM

Riley Sheahan was called up from the minors on Wednesday for practice.

The Wings also brought up Cory Emmerton, Teemu Pulkkinen and defenseman Adam Almquist. Emmerton, Pulkkinen and Almquist will return to the minors this weekend, but it isn't clear if Sheahan will stay with the big club coming out of the Olympic break. Sheahan has three goals and 11 points in 18 NHL games this season.
Feb 20 - 12:19 PM

Although he has limited offensive upside playing in the bottom six in Detroit, Riley Sheahan has really impressed Red Wing coach Mike Babcock.

Babcock continues to praise the hard-working center. After Friday's 4-3 win over Washington the Wings' bench boss had this to say: "I thought Riley Sheahan was fantastic again tonight. He's looking like a real player." Too bad all that love won't translate into fantasy value.
Feb 1 - 10:32 AM

Riley Sheahan notched a goal and an assist in Detroit's shootout loss to Florida on Sunday.

Tomas Tatar had one goal and one assist as well, while the third member of their line, Tomas Jurco, picked up a helper. The young trio have all played well for the injury-ravaged Red Wings this season. Sheahan has eight points in 12 NHL outings this year.
Jan 27 - 11:22 AM

Depth Charts

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