Sheahan playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2012
December 7, 1991 |
St. Catharines, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||223 lb (101 kg; 15 st 13 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 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 centre and wing. During his first season with the Falcons Sheahan played with Atlanta Thrashers first 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 June 16, 2016, the Red Wings signed Sheahan to a two-year contract extension. On April 9, 2017, Sheahan scored his only two goals of the 2016–17 season during the final game at Joe Louis Arena, including the final goal in the arena's history. Sheahan had set a team record for the most games to start the season without a goal and he also set an NHL record as the only forward with at least 100 shots to start the season without a goal.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
|2014–15||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||79||13||23||36||16||7||2||1||3||2|
|2015–16||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||81||14||11||25||12||5||0||1||1||4|
|2016–17||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||80||2||11||13||14||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
- Invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp 
- OHA Junior B Top Prospect Award - 2008
- Riley Sheahan Bio - UND.COM - University of Notre Dame Official Athletic Site
- NHL.com - Players
- "Falcons season statistics". Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
- Bowness, Rick (April 5, 2012). "Wings sign Sheahan to entry-level deal". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
- Beam, Todd (April 6, 2013). "Wings recall Riley Sheahan". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
- Roose, Bill (July 1, 2014). "Sheahan gets two-year extension". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- Kujawa, Kyle (June 16, 2016). "Detroit extends Sheahan and Lashoff". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
- Savage, Brendan (April 9, 2017). "Watch Red Wings' Riley Sheahan end 79-game drought with first goal". MLive. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
- Sipple, George (April 9, 2017). "What slump? Riley Sheahan scores two goals in Joe Louis Arena finale". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
- Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile
- Riley Sheahan career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Bio from University of Notre Dame site
- Riley Sheahan career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick