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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 is projected to skate on the wing Friday, but he still could take some faceoffs.
Andreas Athanasiou will center a line with Sheahan and Teemu Pulkkinen as his wingers. The Red Wings want to make better use of Athanasiou's speed by playing him in the middle, but he can play on the wing as well. Nov 13 - 8:33 AM

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Riley Sheahan scored a goal in a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

It was his second goal of the season and his first since Oct. 16. Sheahan also picked up an assist in Saturday's victory against Ottawa. This is encouraging because Sheahan is being counted on to supply more offense.
Nov 4 - 10:29 AM

Although he played better Friday night against Ottawa, the Red Wings need more production from Riley Sheahan.

He has a team-low minus five rating and has registered only one goal and two points in 10 games thus far this season. The Wings need Sheahan to step up and be the team's second-line center until Brad Richards returns from injury and will be expecting more going forward. Detroit coach Jeff Blashill is certainly giving Sheahan a chance to rebound as he is playing him between Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist. Keep an eye on Sheahan Saturday night to see if he can build on his modest success of Friday.
Oct 31 - 10:43 AM

Detroit wants to see Riley Sheahan take steps forward offensively this year.

"He's real good defensively and he has a big body," coach Jeff Blashill said. "He protects the puck well and he can make good seam passes in tight places. I'd like to see him spend more time in the offensive zone." Sheahan registered an assist on a goal by Tomas Tatar in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Edmonton. He scored his first of the year last Friday against Carolina. Sheahan is currently centering the second line with Tatar and Gustav Nyquist, which will give him a great opportunity to pick up some points.
Oct 22 - 8:09 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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