|Assets:||Is a big body with sound instincts. Plays with a defensive conscience. Can be used in all game situations. Also owns scoring upside and plenty of shutdown center potential.|
|Flaws:||The jury is still out on his ability to produce points consistently at the NHL level. Must also make better use of his big frame more consistently. Lacks some discipline.|
|Career Potential:||Big two-way center with some upside.|
|7/01/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a two-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||Detroit Red Wings tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/27/2014||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|2/22/2014||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|2/20/2014||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|2/19/2014||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|2/10/2014||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|1/10/2014||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|12/27/2013||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|12/16/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/29/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/28/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/26/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/25/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/23/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/08/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/06/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/05/2012||Signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/25/2010||Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round (21st overall) in 2010.|
Red Wings center Riley Sheahan scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Rangers. | 12/06/2014 9:46 PM
NewsRed Wings center Riley Sheahan scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Rangers.
ImpactSheahan now has six goals and 15 points on the season, however he can be left waiver wires for the time being.
Riley Sheahan will come with $950k cap hit | 07/01/2014 11:33 AM
NewsRiley Sheahan's new two-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings comes with a $950,000 annual cap hit.
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ImpactSheahan 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.
Riley Sheahan signs two-year extension | 07/01/2014 10:51 AM
NewsRiley Sheahan has agreed to a two-year contract extension with Detroit.
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ImpactThe financial terms of the deal are not yet known. Sheahan established himself with the Red Wings last season by scoring nine goals and 24 points in 42 games. He would have become a restricted free agent at noon.
Holland to speak with RFAs at NHL Draft | 06/24/2014 3:36 PM
NewsDetroit GM Ken Holland plans to meet with Riley Sheahan's agent at the NHL Draft.
ImpactHe also intends to speak with the representatives of fellow restricted free agents Dan DeKeyser and Tomas Tatar. Sheahan appeared in 42 games with the Red Wings this past season, where he notched nine goals and 24 points.
Wings send Riley Sheahan to the AHL | 04/28/2014 12:37 PM
NewsRiley Sheahan was assigned to Grand Rapids on Sunday.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactHe'll try to help Detroit's AHL squad repeat as Calder Cup champions after the Red Wings were eliminated from the NHL playoffs. Sheahan had nine goals and 24 points with Detroit in 42 games during the regular season. He didn't have a point in five playoff matches versus Boston.
Sheahan will make his playoff debut Friday | 04/18/2014 5:00 PM
NewsRiley Sheahan is getting ready to make his playoff debut on Friday.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactSheahan had nine goals and 24 points in 42 games during the regular season. He will play alongside Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar.
Wings hope Riley Sheahan shines in playoffs | 04/15/2014 10:40 AM
NewsRiley 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.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"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.
Riley Sheahan scores but Wings fall to Canes | 04/11/2014 10:36 PM
NewsRiley Sheahan registered his eighth goal of the season in Detroit's 2-1 loss to Carolina on Friday night.
ImpactThe 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.
Riley Sheahan records 2 points against Habs | 03/28/2014 10:19 AM
NewsRiley Sheahan posted a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-4 loss to Montreal.
ImpactHe 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.
Sheahan earns 2 helpers against Minnesota | 03/23/2014 7:25 AM
NewsRiley Sheahan earned two assists in Saturday's 3-2 win against Minnesota.
ImpactHe 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.
Babcock still impressed with Sheahan | 03/15/2014 9:29 AM
NewsDetroit coach Mike Babcock continues to be impressed with the play of Riley Sheahan.
ImpactHe 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.
Babcock wants Riley Sheahan to shoot more | 03/03/2014 12:03 PM
NewsDetroit coach Mike Babcock wants Riley Sheahan to shoot the puck more.
ImpactHe 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.
Wings call up four players for practice | 02/20/2014 12:19 PM
NewsRiley Sheahan was called up from the minors on Wednesday for practice.
ImpactThe 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.
Babcock loves Riley Sheahan | 02/01/2014 10:32 AM
NewsAlthough he has limited offensive upside playing in the bottom six in Detroit, Riley Sheahan has really impressed Red Wing coach Mike Babcock.
ImpactBabcock 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.
Sheahan earns 2 points in Sunday's SO loss | 01/27/2014 11:22 AM
NewsRiley Sheahan notched a goal and an assist in Detroit's shootout loss to Florida on Sunday.
ImpactTomas 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.
Riley Sheahan proving his worth with Detroit | 01/20/2014 9:28 AM
NewsRiley Sheahan may be a keeper, after all.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactCalled 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."
Rookie Riley Sheahan enjoys two-point night | 01/12/2014 10:17 AM
NewsRiley Sheahan had a goal and an assist in his first game since being summoned.
ImpactSheahan 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.
Riley Sheahan has been called up by Detroit | 01/10/2014 4:33 PM
NewsThe Red Wings have promoted Riley Sheahan.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactDetroit 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.
Wings reassign Riley Sheahan to AHL | 12/27/2013 6:10 PM
NewsRiley Sheahan has been assigned to the minors.
ImpactHe 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.
Riley Sheahan has two assists Saturday | 12/22/2013 10:25 AM
NewsRiley Sheahan had two assists in Detroit's 5-4 shootout win over Toronto.
ImpactIt 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.
Red Wings bring up Riley Sheahan | 12/16/2013 5:32 PM
NewsRiley Sheahan has been summoned from the minors.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactThe 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.
Wings cut eight, including Riley Sheahan | 09/24/2013 9:28 AM
NewsRiley Sheahan was assigned to the minors on Monday.
ImpactForwards Triston Grant, Landon Ferraro, Louis-Marc Aubry and Luke Glendening, defensemen Nathan Paetsch and Alexey Marchenko, as well as goaltender Jared Coreau were also sent down to AHL Grand Rapids.
Riley Shehan among Detroit's rookie scorers | 09/06/2013 9:51 PM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings' rookies edged the Dallas Stars' group 4-2 on Friday in part because of Riley Sheahan's efforts.
ImpactShehan scored a goal, fired four shots on net and collected two penalty minutes in the game. Detroit's other goal scorers were Martin Frk, Teemu Pulkkinen and Andreas Athanasiou.
Riley Sheahan takes big strides forward | 06/17/2013 2:50 PM
NewsRiley Sheahan has made some significant strides forward in his first full season with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"He's put himself in a position, in the future, to become a Red Wing," Griffins coach Jeff Blashill said. "It's impossible to say (when), but it has to do with opportunity and how he continues to improve." Sheahan has been maturing since his drunk driving incident in October. He ended up with 16 goals and 36 points in 72 AHL games. He'll work on his strength and skating over the summer and likely start the 2013-14 campaign in the minors.
Riley Sheahan sent to the minors | 04/09/2013 9:11 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings have returned Riley Sheahan to the minors.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactSheahan was recalled when it was thought that Henrik Zetterberg would not be able to play on the weekend due to his groin trouble. Zetterberg did play but coach Mike Babcock still put Sheahan in the lineup where he saw fourth line minutes alongside Cory Emmerton and Patrick Eaves. "He was good, and he's going to be a good player for us," coach Mike Babcock said. "But he's got to get quicker and play with more patience." He will continue to play for Grand Rapids where he had 16 goals and 35 points in 67 games before his recall.
Riley Sheahan expected to be sent down to AHL | 04/08/2013 7:50 AM
NewsLook for Riley Sheahan to be sent to the minors on Monday.
ImpactSheahan was recalled when the Red Wings were unsure as to the availability of Henrik Zetterberg due to his groin. Sheahan played 6:47 minutes and had a shot on goal while centering Patrick Eaves and Cory Emmerton. His game has grown in the minors and he will have a good shot to crack the Detroit lineup in training camp next season.
Red Wings recall Riley Sheahan from AHL | 04/07/2013 8:16 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings have called up forward Riley Sheahan from their AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids.
ImpactSheahan was the Wings' first round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and has one NHL game to his credit. He is being recalled as insurance in the event Henrik Zetterberg (groin) is unable to suit up for Sunday's matinee against the Blues. The center has recorded 35 points in 67 AHL contests this season.
Riley Sheahan powers win with three points | 01/04/2013 10:33 PM
NewsRiley Sheahan contributed to three of Grand Rapids' goals in its 5-2 win over Oklahoma City on Friday night.
ImpactSheahan had two goals and an assist to give him 15 points on the year. The Griffins scored all their goals in the second period. Tomas Tatar chipped in with two assists as well.
Riley Sheahan vows to make better decisions | 01/03/2013 8:33 PM
NewsDetroit prospect Riley Sheahan was apologetic in his first public comments since pleading guilty to the "superdrunk" offense of operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of .17 or more.
Impact"It was a terrible decision. I'm paying the consequences for it," he said. "There's so much space in my life now to recover from it and make better decisions, and teach people that they don't want to go through something like that." Sheahan said he felt terrible about embarrassing his parents and the Red Wings organization. He is hoping to put that ugliness behind him and carry on with his professional career in Grand Rapids, where he has 12 points in 28 games this season.
|Goals||1||8 times-last:at Cgy||last:Jan 7||1|
|Assists||2||3 times-last:at Fla||last:Jan 27||2|
|Points||2||4 times-last:at Fla||last:Jan 27||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||4 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Jan 17||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||at Fla||Jan 27||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||4 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Dec 12||1|
|Power Play Points||1||8 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Jan 17||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||49 times-last:at TB||last:Jan 29||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||49 times-last:at TB||last:Jan 29||0|
|Shots||5||3 times-last:at CBJ||last:Nov 18||6|
|Penalty Minutes||6||2013-14 (Det)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2013-14 (Det)|
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