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Riley Sheahan | Winger | #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 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. Dec 2 - 8:10 AM

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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.
Nov 17 - 9:55 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.
Nov 3 - 9:51 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.
Sep 30 - 10:37 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.
Sep 10 - 11:24 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
Jun 15 - 11:25 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.
Apr 19 - 10:21 AM

Riley Sheahan set a new career high in goals with 14 during Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers.

Sheahan finished the regular season with 25 points through 81 games this season, a step back from the 36 points in 79 games in 2014-15.
Apr 9 - 3:58 PM

Thanks to his goal and assist during Friday's 3-2 win over Minnesota, Riley Sheahan is now riding a three game point streak.

In fact, Sheahan has posted points in four of his last five games with three goals and six points in that span. For the season he has 13 goals and 24 points.
Apr 1 - 11:21 PM

Riley Sheahan scored two goals in a 4-3 win over Montreal on Thursday night.

It was just his second multi-point outing of the season. Sheahan isn't known for offensive contributions, as he has 20 points in 73 games.
Mar 25 - 8:19 AM

Riley Sheahan scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Riley scored a shorthanded goal in the second period to tie the game at one. The goal put an end to his 17-game pointless drought. He hadn't scored since Jan. 10. The 24-year-old has eight goals, 14 points and a minus-15 rating in 60 games this season. Sheahan also added the winning goal in the shootout.
Feb 23 - 10:46 PM

Riley Sheahan (illness) will rejoin the Red Wings on Thursday.

Sheahan missed Wednesday's contest due to the disease. He has seven goals and 13 points in 49 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 4 - 1:07 PM

Riley Sheahan (illness) hopes to return Thursday against Florida.

"He could probably play but wouldn't be able to play at 100 percent," coach Jeff Blashill said after deciding to keep Sheahan out on Wednesday. "My kind of rule of thumb is we want guys, even when they don't feel 100 percent, to play at 100 percent and Riley isn't quite there." Luke Glendening took Sheahan's place between Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist.
Feb 4 - 7:58 AM

Riley Sheahan (illness) will not participate in Wednesday's contest.

Sheahan skated on Wednesday for the second straight day, but he wasn't involved in line rushes. He has seven goals and 13 points in 49 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 3 - 12:01 PM

Riley Sheahan (illness) was back at practice on Tuesday.

His status for Wednesday's match versus Tampa Bay will be determined after the morning skate. Sheahan has scored just seven goals and 13 points in 49 matches this campaign.
Feb 3 - 8:22 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Anthony Mantha
4Steve Ott
5Drew Miller
6Tyler Bertuzzi
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Thomas Vanek
4Riley Sheahan
5Andreas Athanasiou
6Tomas Jurco
7Joe Vitale
8Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Brendan Smith
5Jonathan Ericsson
6Xavier Ouellet
7Brian Lashoff
8Alexey Marchenko
9Ryan Sproul
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard