Riley Sheahan

 

 

Riley Sheahan, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 212

Born: 1991-12-07

Hometown: St. Catherines, ON

Drafted: 2010 by Detroit Red Wings, 21st Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

January 2014 - Up for his second recall, Riley Sheahan scored his first career NHL goal on route to a 3-1 win over the LA Kings (1/11/2014). Filling in for the magic man Pavel Datsyuk and speedy Darren Helm, who are both out with injury, Sheahan has brought new life and energy to his game this time around. The 6'2" pivot now has five points through nine games this season and despite some bumps like a minus-3 outing versus the visiting Blues, Sheahan looks like a player that isn't far away from making day-to-day contributions in the NHL. See below to observe Sheahan score his first as a member of the Red Wings. Travis Watson

 

December 2013 - Sheahan made his season debut on December 17th to play in his third career NHL game. Sheahan has been recalled to help patch up the depleted roster due to the never ending list of injuries. The Red Wings have been fortunate with injuries over the years and its in times like these where championship teams are built and their depth is certainly being tested now. Travis Watson


June 2013 - Riley Sheahan, a rookie for the Grand Rapids Griffins was able to build off a solid regular season by leading the team in assists and tying for third in team playoff scoring at 16 points with Luke Glendening and  Landon Ferraro. Look for Sheahan to play out the 2013/2014 season in Grand Rapids where he and the team will look to repeat as Calder Cup Champs. Travis Watson

 

December 2012 – Is adjusting nicely to the pro game with 11 points in 27 games thus far. Needs to find the score sheet more often and will likely need to lead the Griffins in scoring in the future years before considered for a role in Detroit. His size is very attractive going forward and is already NHL quality. Jason Banks

 

April 2012 - Sheahan has decided to forego his final collegiate season to sign a pro contract with the Wings. He will begin at Grand Rapids in the AHL. Rich Dillon


February 2012 – Showing slow but steady progress in his junior season at Notre Dame, Sheahan is having his best collegiate year. He has soft hands and is capable in all situations, including being a fine penalty-killer. Rich Dillon

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

 

Sheahan looks to be a top six power forward in Detroit and should make the jump in two or three seasons, however, he is several years away from having a fantasy impact.

 

Footage:

 

Riley Sheahan's first career NHL goal (January 11, 2014):

 

 

Riley Sheahan at Detroit prospect camp:

 

 

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