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 24)
St. Catharines, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 223 lb (101 kg; 15 st 13 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 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 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.[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] On June 16, 2016, the Red Wings signed Sheahan to a two-year contract extension.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[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
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
NHL totals 204 36 49 85 38 17 2 2 4 6

Awards and honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Riley Sheahan Bio - UND.COM - University of Notre Dame Official Athletic Site
  2. ^ NHL.com - Players
  3. ^ "Falcons season statistics". Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ Bowness, Rick (April 5, 2012). "Wings sign Sheahan to entry-level deal". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved April 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ Beam, Todd (April 6, 2013). "Wings recall Riley Sheahan". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ Roose, Bill (July 1, 2014). "Sheahan gets two-year extension". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ Kujawa, Kyle (June 16, 2016). "Detroit extends Sheahan and Lashoff". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved June 16, 2016. 
  8. ^ Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile

External links[edit]

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