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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 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

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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

Riley Sheahan scored for Detroit in its 3-2 come-from-behind win against the Rangers on Saturday night.

Sheahan scored a backwards back-hander at 14:14 of the second period, the first of three unanswered goals for the Red Wings. Sheahan now has points in four of his last five games and six goals and 15 points in 27 games, so he’s definitely worth a look in fantasy leagues. Luke Glendening would score his third of the season just over a minute later. Darren Helm potted the game-winner in the third period.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Riley Sheahan has been playing well as Detroit's second-line center.

"I think the biggest contributor is playing with some great players," he said referring to linemates Tomas Tatar and Justin Abdelkader. "We've been getting the puck to the net and are just trying to get bounces off the goalie, and that's been working. I'm trying to be a little more confident with the puck and use my body to my advantage. That's been a focus point for me." Sheahan has recorded two goals and two assists in his past four games. His offensive game is still a work in progress.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Riley Sheahan generated a goal and a helper in Detroit's 5-0 win against Columbus on Tuesday night.

He was credited with five shots on goal in the contest. Sheahan has two of his three goals this season in his past two appearances and eight points in 18 games this year.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Riley Sheahan scored a goal in Detroit’s 4-1 loss to Montreal on Sunday.

Sheahan hadn’t scored in eight games before his goal tonight. After a solid rookie campaign last season, the 22-year-old has only six points in 17 games so far this year. Danny DeKeyser and Tomas Tatar picked up the assists on the second period goal.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 10:01:00 PM

With the injury to Pavel Datsyuk the Red Wings were forced to shuffle their lines against the Captials Friday night.

Riley Sheahan centered the second unit between Justin Abdelakader and Tomas Tatar, while Henrik Zetterberg played between Gustav Nyquist and Johan Franzen. Darren Helm, Andrej Nestrasil and Daniel Cleary made up the third line, while Joakim Andersson played alongside Luke Glendening and Drew Miller on the fourth unit. Detroit coach Mike Babcock is known to be a line shuffler so don't put too much stock in this alignment.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 10:00:00 AM

With the return of Johan Franzen to action, the Red Wings have shuffled their second and third lines.

Darren Helm will move up to the second line and play between Franzen and Gustav Nyquist, while Riley Sheahan, who was centering the second line will move down to the third unit and play between Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco. Helm sees a bit of a boost in his fantasy value with this alignment while Sheahan's takes a bit of a hit.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 09:47:00 AM

Riley Sheahan got on the scoresheet with his first goal of the season in Saturday's loss to Philadelphia.

"It definitely helps," Sheahan said. "Hopefully, maybe I can get a roll going now and just keeping the same attitude and playing my game. But it's nice to get that first one. We played good as a line." He has two points in eight games. Sheahan is currently centering a line between Andrej Nestrasil and Tomas Jurco.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 10:34:00 AM

Riley Sheahan recorded two points for the Red Wings in their 4-3 shootout win over the Bruins on Saturday.

The 22-year-old had a goal and an assist. Sheahan played in 45 games last season, getting nine goals and 24 points in 42 games. There is some upside here, but not enough to get excited about in fantasy leagues just yet. Xavier Ouellet and Andrej Nestrasil picked up the other markers. Petr Mrazek made 20 saves on 23 shots in a full game’s worth of action.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 08:59:00 PM

Riley Sheahan hopes to produce more offensively this season.

"Last year I tried to focus on being steady defensively," he said. "I was playing with so many skilled players, I could get them the puck and they could do things with it, but then as the season wore on, I though I contributed a little more offensively, and I got a little more comfortable with the puck, so I'm going to keep trying to do that." He recorded nine goals and 15 assists in 42 games last campaign. Sheahan has displayed chemistry with Tomas Jurco, Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist, but he's seen as a player who could play with just about any combination. The Red Wings could look to him as someone who can step up with Pavel Datsyuk sidelined, but we'd recommend a wait-and-see approach.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:10:00 AM

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.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 12:50:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 11:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

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