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#19 Riley Sheahan, C

Detroit Red Wings

Position: C
Date of Birth: 12/07/1991
Height: 6' 2"   Weight: 215 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: St. Catharines, Ontario
Drafted: Detroit's 1st choice, 21st overall, in 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2011-12 Notre Dame (CCHA)

Biography:
 
 
 

News Stories/Articles/Multimedia:

Riley Sheahan, Tomas Jurco must forget Red Wings, integrate quickly with Griffins - Grand Rapids Press - April 28, 2014
Over the Boards: Grand impact in Detroit - NHL.com - Jan., 15, 2014
NCAA Tournament Memories - griffinshockey.com - March 22, 2013
Golden Opportunity - Griffiti - March 13, 2013
Griffiti Interview - GriffVision - March 13, 2013
Sheahan thriving with Griffins - Red Wings Central - Feb. 27, 2013
Sheahan eager to be back - DetroitRedWings.com - July 13, 2012
Sheahan appears to have big future with Red Wings - The Detroit Free Press - July 11, 2012
Sheahan winging it with Detroit - The Standard - April 17, 2012
Sheahan has fun in NHL debut - MLive.com - April 7, 2012
Sheahan enrolls in new classrom - DetroitRedWings.com - April 7, 2012
Checking in with Riley Sheahan - Michigan Hockey - April 6, 2012
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - March 31, 2012
Red Wings' top pick from 2010 joining Griffins - MLive.com - March 20, 2012
Sheahan breakthrough needs finishing touch - Red Wings Central - Feb. 14, 2012
Sheahan's offensive touch emerges - Red Wings Central - Nov. 30, 2011

Biography

Sheahan.jpgThird season as a Griffin…Second year pro… Ranks among the Griffins’ all-time playoff leaders with 13 assists (T5th) and a plus-seven rating (T7th)…Signed to an amateur tryout, 3/20/12…Released from tryout, 4/5/12…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 4/5/12…Assigned by Detroit, 9/14/12…Recalled by Detroit, 4/6/13…Assigned by Detroit, 4/7/13…Assigned by Detroit, 9/23/13…Recalled by Detroit, 9/25/13…Assigned by Detroit, 9/25/13…Recalled by Detroit, 9/27/13…Assigned by Detroit, 9/28/13...Recalled by Detroit, 12/16/13...Assigned by Detroit, 12/28/13...Recalled by Detroit, 1/10/14...Assigned by Detroit, 2/8/14...Recalled by Detroit, 2/19/14...Assigned by Detroit, 2/20/14...Recalled by Detroit, 2/22/14...Assigned by Detroit, 4/27/14.

2012-13: Won the Calder Cup with the Griffins as a rookie…Skated in 72 games during the regular season, ranking among team leaders with 16 goals (6th), 20 assists (9th), 36 points (7th), six power play goals (T5th), two shorthanded goals (T2nd), four game-winning goals (3rd) and a .139 shooting percentage (3rd)…Tied for the AHL rookie lead and for sixth overall in the postseason with 16 points (3-13—16) in 24 games…Tied for third in scoring on the Griffins and led the team in assists in the playoffs…Scored three goals in a two-game span, 11/7/12-11/9/12…Recorded a season-high three points (2-1—3), 1/4/13 vs. Oklahoma City…Racked up 10 points (7-3—10) over a nine-game stretch, 12/21/12-1/9/13…Notched three straight two-point games (1-5—6), during a four-game point streak, 2/22/13-3/1/13…Tallied eight points (1-7—8) during an eight-game span, 5/4/13-5/24/13.
2011-12: Joined the Griffins on a tryout after concluding his junior year with Notre Dame, recording two points (1-1—2) in seven games…Made his professional debut, 3/22/12 at San Antonio…Tallied his first two AHL points, 3/31/12 vs. Oklahoma City…Made his NHL debut with the Red Wings in the team’s final regular season contest, 4/7/12 vs. Chicago, recording four penalty minutes and three shots…Notched a career-best 25 points (9-16—25) in 37 games in his final season with the Fighting Irish…Finished as a runner-up to current Griffin Luke Glendening (Michigan) for the CCHA Best Defensive Forward award…Ranked among team leaders with nine goals (4th), 16 assists (3rd), five power play goals (T3rd) and one shorthanded goal (2nd)…Opened the season with a pair of two-point games while recording 12 points (4-8—12) in his first 10 games overall, 10/14/11-11/15/11…Registered 21 points (7-14—21) in the team’s first 20 games, 10/14/11-1/7/12…Notched a season-high three points (2-1—3), 1/7/12 at Minnesota. 2010-11: Notched 22 points (5-17—22) in 40 games with the Fighting Irish as a sophomore…Finished seventh on the team in scoring…Recorded assists in each of the team’s first three games, 10/8/10-10/14/10…Racked up a collegiate career-high four points (1-3—4), 1/7/11 at Northern Michigan…Contributed four multi-point games overall…Tallied five points (2-3—5) in a five-game stretch, 3/13/11-3/27/11, to help Notre Dame earn a spot in the NCAA Frozen Four, where it lost in the semifinal round to eventual champion Minnesota-Duluth. 2009-10: Recorded 17 points (6-11—17) for Notre Dame as one of the youngest players in the NCAA, beginning his collegiate career at the age of 17…Tied for fourth on the team with three power play goals and ranked second with 96 shots…Tied for the team lead in scoring  by freshman…Scored his first collegiate goal in his first game, 10/9/09 vs. Alabama-Huntsville…Racked up an early-season five-game point streak, with five points (1-4—5) from 11/14/09-11/27/09. 2008-09: Logged 40 games for St. Catharines in Canada’s junior B ranks and recorded a team-high 73 points (27-46—73)…Honored with the Ontario Hockey Association Junior B Top Prospects Award following the season in a presentation at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Personal: Lives in St. Catharines, Ontario…Has two dogs, Rikar and Gilly…Has one sister, Karli, who rowed at the University of Texas…Related to Rocky DiPietro, a Hall of Fame CFL player…Best friend in hockey is Taylor Beck…Greatest hockey memory is winning the 2013 Calder Cup…Began playing hockey at the age of four…Hockey nickname is She…Hockey idols as a youth were Steve Yzerman and Rick Nash… Plans to coach after his playing career…First job was working at a fitness center…Favorite charitable causes are ones that help sick children…Most exciting thing he’s done is go whale-watching in Newfoundland…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be a singer/songwriter…Played basketball, lacrosse and soccer growing up…Once met Regis Philbin…Favorite foods are pizza and chicken wings…Favorite music artist is City and Colour…Favorite movie is The Internship…Favorite TV show is Breaking Bad…Favorite website is Facebook…Roots for the University of Notre Dame and Detroit Tigers…Enjoys watching football and basketball.

 
 
AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 72, 2012-13 Assist Streak: 4, 2/22/13-3/1/13
Goals: 16, 2012-13 Point Streak: 4, 2/22/13-3/1/13
Assists: 20, 2012-13 Goals, Game: 2, four times (MR: 1/9/13 GR at RFD)
Points: 36, 2012-13 Assists, Game: 3, 6/9/13 GR at SYR
PIM: 33, 2012-13 Points, Game: 3, twice (MR: 6/9/13 GR at SYR)
Goal Streak: 2, 11/7/12-11/9/12 PIM, Game: 12, 12/9/12 GR vs. RFD
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 3/22/12 GR at SA NHL Game: 4/7/12 DET vs. CHI
AHL Point: 3/31/12 GR vs. OKC (assist) NHL Point: n/a
AHL Goal: 3/31/12 GR vs. OKC (Yann Danis) NHL Goal: n/a
 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 St. Catharines ON-Jr. B 45 22 39 61 39 16 5 10 15 14
2008-09 St. Catharines ON-Jr. B 40 27 46 73 55 11 8 5 13 30
2009-10 Notre Dame CCHA 37 6 11 17 22 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Notre Dame CCHA 40 5 17 22 28 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Notre Dame CCHA 37 9 16 25 24 -- -- -- -- --
  Grand Rapids AHL 7 1 1 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
  Detroit NHL 1 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Grand Rapids AHL 72 16 20 36 33 24 3 13 16 10
  Detroit NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
  NHL TOTALS 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
  GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS 79 17 21 38 33 24 3 13 16 10
  PRO TOTALS 81 17 21 38 37 24 3 13 16 10
 

 

 
2013-14 Roster »
4 Nathan Paetsch D
44 Brennan Evans D
0 Shane Berschbach LW
9 Alden Hirschfeld F
10 Jeff Hoggan LW
32 Colin Campbell F
1 Jake Paterson G
30 Tom McCollum G
31 Jared Coreau G
34 Petr Mrazek G
3 Alexey Marchenko D
7 Ryan Sproul D
14 Nick Jensen D
16 Xavier Ouellet D
42 Richard Nedomlel D
46 Mattias Backman D
6 Teemu Pulkkinen RW
11 Andrej Nestrasil RW
15 Mitch Callahan RW
19 Riley Sheahan C
21 Andy Miele F
25 Louis-Marc Aubry C
27 Martin Frk RW
28 Tomas Jurco RW
47 Andreas Athanasiou LW

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