Riley Sheahan
Born December 7, 1991 (1991-12-07) (age 27)
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Detroit Red Wings
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
NHL Draft 21st overall, 2010
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2011–present

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.

Playing CareerEdit

Junior Playing CareerEdit

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 CareerEdit

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).

NHL CareerEdit

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.

Career StatisticsEdit

    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
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 4

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • OHA Junior B Top Prospect Award (2008)
  • Was invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp

Personal LifeEdit

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.

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