Sheahan playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2012
December 7, 1991 |
St. Catharines, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
|NHL team||Detroit Red Wings|
|NHL Draft||21st overall, 2010
Detroit Red Wings
Riley Michael Sheahan (born December 7, 1991) is a Canadian ice hockey centre who is currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Sheahan was drafted 21st overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Sheahan performed well enough at Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team prospect camp in the summer of 2010 and was asked to come back to the Selection Camp in December 2010.
Sheahan played junior B ice hockey in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League with the St. Catharines Falcons playing both center and wing. During his first season with the Falcons Sheahan played with Atlanta Thrashers 1st round pick Daultan Leveille. Sheahan collected 49 goals and 85 assists over two seasons with the Falcons.
Following the two seasons in St. Catharines, Sheahan decided to forgo major junior hockey with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League to play NCAA Division I college ice hockey with the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).
On April 5, 2012, the Detroit Red Wings signed Sheahan to a three-year entry-level contract. On April 7, 2012, Sheahan made his NHL debut for the Detroit Red Wings in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks. On January 11, 2014, Sheahan scored his first career NHL goal against Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings. On July 1, 2014, the Detroit Red Wings signed Sheahan to a two-year, $1.9 million contract extension.
On October 29, 2012, Sheahan was stopped by Grand Rapids police after the car he was driving was spotted driving the wrong way on the road. He subsequently registered a blood alcohol concentration of .30 and was charged under Michigan's "super-drunk" DUI law. Sheahan's blood alcohol level was nearly four times the legal limit and almost double the "super drunk" definition of .17 under Michigan law. Police stated that Sheahan was dressed in a purple Teletubby costume at the time of his arrest. The police initially believed they were dealing with Sheahan's Grand Rapids Griffins' teammate Brendan Smith, who was twenty-three years old at the time of the incident. Sheahan admitted to police that he was carrying Smith's drivers license in order to get into local bars.
Awards and honours
- Invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp 
- OHA Junior B Top Prospect Award - 2008
|2007–08||St. Catharines Falcons||GOJHL||45||22||39||61||—||7||5||10||15||—|
|2008–09||St. Catharines Falcons||GOJHL||40||27||46||73||—||11||8||5||13||—|
|2009–10||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||CCHA||37||6||11||17||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||CCHA||40||5||17||22||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||CCHA||37||9||16||25||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||1||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||7||1||1||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||72||16||20||36||33||24||3||13||16||10|
|2012–13||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||31||8||10||18||12||8||1||4||5||0|
|2013–14||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||42||9||15||24||6||5||0||0||0||0|
- Riley Sheahan Bio - UND.COM - University of Notre Dame Official Athletic Site
- NHL.com - Players
- http://www.ohahockey.org/news_article/show/18644?referrer_id=17832[dead link]
- Wings sign Sheahan to entry-level deal NHL.com, April 5, 2012
- Wings recall Riley Sheahan NHL.com, April 7, 2012
- Sheahan gets two-year extension NHL.com, July 1, 2014
- NHL prospect arrested for being 'super drunk' in Teletubby costume | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
- Red Wings prospect busted in Teletubby costume http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/2012/11/27/20389461.html
- Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile
- Riley Sheahan's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Bio from University of Notre Dame site
- Riley Sheahan's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick