|Born||December 7, 1991 |
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
|Detroit Red Wings|
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
|NHL Draft||21st overall, 2010|
Detroit Red Wings
Riley Sheahan (born Riley Michael Sheahan on December 7, 1991) is a Canadian ice hockey centre who is currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He was drafted 21st overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Riley 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 of 2010.
Junior Playing Career
Riley played junior B ice hockey in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League with the St. Catharines Falcons playing both center and wing.
During his first season with the Falcons, he played with Atlanta Thrashers first- round pick Daultan Leveille.
Riley collected 49 goals and 85 assists over two seasons with the Falcons.
College Playing Career
Following the two seasons in St. Catharines, Riley 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 Riley to a three-year entry-level contract.
On April 7, 2012, he made his NHL debut for the Detroit Red Wings in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
On January 11, 2014, Riley scored his first career NHL goal against Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards & Achievements
- OHA Junior B Top Prospect Award (2008)
- Was invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp
On October 29, 2012, Riley was stopped by Grand Rapids police after the car he was driving was spotted driving the wrong way on the road.
He subsequently registered a blood alcohol concentration of .30 and was charged under Michigan's "super-drunk" DUI law.
His blood alcohol level was nearly four times the legal limit and almost double the "super drunk" definition of .17 under Michigan law.
Police stated that Riley was dressed in a purple Teletubby costume at the time of his arrest.
The police initially believed they were dealing with his Grand Rapids Griffins' teammate Brendan Smith who was 23 years old at the time of the incident.
Riley admitted to police that he was carrying Smith's driver's license in order to get into local bars.