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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
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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

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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

Riley Sheahan may be a keeper, after all.

Called up by the Red Wings because of injuries to regulars, the 22-year-old forward has been impressive and has four points in his first seven games. He has worked very well next to Tomas Jurco, a skilled winger. Sheahan sizes up well at 6-feet-2, 200-odd pounds, but he can also skate, and that makes him a potential top-six guy. "He’s a big kid, and he seems to know how to play," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "Has better hands than I would have anticipated. The first time we called him up, he was no good — just like lots of kids you bring up, they look like they’ve got no hockey sense because they’re so nervous they don’t do anything. He’s obviously got good hockey sense."
Jan 20 - 9:28 AM

Riley Sheahan had a goal and an assist in his first game since being summoned.

Sheahan now has four points in five games with Detroit this season. As good as that sounds, we still don't think he'll have any fantasy value in the second half of the 2013-14 campaign and wouldn't be shocked if he ends up returning to the AHL in the not too distant future.
Jan 12 - 10:17 AM

The Red Wings have promoted Riley Sheahan.

Detroit has a number of injured forwards, so Sheahan will serve as an insurance policy going into Saturday's contest. Sheahan has two assists in four games.
Jan 10 - 4:33 PM

Riley Sheahan has been assigned to the minors.

He is heading down to Grand Rapids to make room for captain Henrik Zetterberg, who is expected to return on Saturday. Sheahan had two assists in four games with the Red Wings during his NHL call-up.
Source: Mlive
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 06:10:00 PM

Riley Sheahan had two assists in Detroit's 5-4 shootout win over Toronto.

It was a big night for the Toronto-native as he played at the ACC for the first time as an NHLer. He will likely be sent back to the minors as the Red Wings are starting to get healthy up front. Sheahan has six goals and 14 points in 23 AHL games this season.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 10:25:00 AM

Riley Sheahan has been summoned from the minors.

The Red Wings have been hit by a slew of injuries of late. Sheahan has generated six goals and eight assists in 23 games with AHL Grand Rapids this year.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 05:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2David Legwand
3Stephen Weiss
4Darren Helm
5Joakim Andersson
6Luke Glendening
7Riley Sheahan
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Gustav Nyquist
3Tomas Tatar
4Todd Bertuzzi
5Daniel Cleary
6Drew Miller
7Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Johan Franzen
2Daniel Alfredsson
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Mikael Samuelsson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Dan DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Adam Almquist
9Gleason Fournier
10Xavier Ouellet
11Ryan Sproul
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Jared Coreau
4Petr Mrazek