Riley Sheahan
Riley Sheahan 2016.jpg
Born December 7 1991 (1991-12-07) (age 28),
St. Catharines, ON, CAN
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
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 careerEdit


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]


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]


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] 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.[8][9]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08St. Catharines FalconsGOJHL45223961751015
2008–09St. Catharines FalconsGOJHL40274673118513
2009–10Notre Dame Fighting IrishCCHA376111722
2010–11Notre Dame Fighting IrishCCHA405172228
2011–12Notre Dame Fighting IrishCCHA379162524
2011–12Detroit Red WingsNHL10004
2011–12Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL71120
2012–13Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL7216203633243131610
2012–13Detroit Red WingsNHL10000
2013–14Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL31810181281450
2013–14Detroit Red WingsNHL4291524650000
2014–15Detroit Red WingsNHL791323361672132
2015–16Detroit Red WingsNHL811411251250114
201617Detroit Red WingsNHL802111314
NHL totals 284 38 60 98 52 17 2 2 4 6

Awards and honoursEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Riley Sheahan Bio - UND.COM - University of Notre Dame Official Athletic Site
  2. - Players
  3. Falcons season statistics. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved on June 26, 2010.
  4. Bowness, Rick (April 5, 2012). Wings sign Sheahan to entry-level deal. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on April 5, 2012.
  5. Beam, Todd (April 6, 2013). Wings recall Riley Sheahan. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on April 6, 2013.
  6. Roose, Bill (July 1, 2014). Sheahan gets two-year extension. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on July 1, 2014.
  7. Kujawa, Kyle (June 16, 2016). Detroit extends Sheahan and Lashoff. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on June 16, 2016.
  8. Savage, Brendan (April 9, 2017). Watch Red Wings' Riley Sheahan end 79-game drought with first goal. MLive. Retrieved on April 9, 2017.
  9. Sipple, George (April 9, 2017). What slump? Riley Sheahan scores two goals in Joe Louis Arena finale. Retrieved on April 9, 2017.
  10. Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile

External linksEdit

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