Riley Sheahan

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Riley Sheahan
Riley Sheahan Griffins.jpg
Sheahan playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2012
Born (1991-12-07) December 7, 1991 (age 23)
St. Catharines, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 21st overall, 2010
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2011–present

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).[1] Sheahan was drafted 21st overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[2] 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.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

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.[3]

College[edit]

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).[1]

Professional[edit]

On April 5, 2012, the Detroit Red Wings signed Sheahan to a three-year entry-level contract.[4] On April 7, 2012, Sheahan made his NHL debut for the Detroit Red Wings in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks.[5] 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.[6]

Personal life[edit]

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.[7] 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.[8]

Awards and honours[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
NHL totals 44 9 15 24 10 5 0 0 0 0

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Preceded by
Thomas McCollum
Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
2010
Succeeded by
Anthony Mantha