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Riley Sheahan | Winger | #15

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 222
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (21) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Riley Sheahan didn't practice Monday because of an illness.

His status is uncertain for Wednesday's game at Tampa Bay. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 1 - 5:25 PM

Riley Sheahan scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

The Wings scored the winning goal after Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf committed an ugly turnover in the defensive zone. Dylan Larkin picked up the only assist on Sheahan's goal. Sheahan has seven goals and 13 points this season.
Jan 10 - 11:50 PM

Riley Sheahan scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Sheahan picked up the primary assist on Brad Richards' first period goal. He added a goal of his own (on the power play) in the second period to give Detroit a 2-0 lead. The 24-year-old has six goals and 11 points in 39 games this season.
Jan 2 - 4:21 PM

Riley Sheahan scored a goal in a 3-2 victory over Nashville on Saturday.

Sheahan is on a three-game point streak, but still has just nine points in 35 contests in 2015-16. He's capable of more than that, but even with that in mind, the 24-year-old doesn't look like a good gamble at this time if you're in a standard fantasy league.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

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