UND Roster

2011-12 Hockey Roster

#4 Riley Sheahan


Height 6'2''
Weight 212 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown St. Catharine's, ONT

Three-time monogram winner in his three seasons at Notre Dame … signed with the Detroit Red Wings following his junior year (2011-12) and saw his first NHL action in the Wings[apos] regular-season finale against Chicago … played in seven games for the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL), scoring a goal and an assist for two points … started his Notre Dame career as a 17-year old in 2009-10 … brought size, speed and skill to the Irish lineup … strong defensive forward … played in 114 games over three seasons for the Irish … had 20 goals and 44 assists for 64 points … recorded 10 power-play goals, two short-handed tallies and a pair of game winners … was penalized 37 times for 74 minutes while being -17 in his 114 career games … joined the Notre Dame lineup after playing two years of junior B hockey for the St. Catharine[apos]s Falcons of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League[apos]s Golden Horseshoe Division … was selected in the first round, 21st overall, by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft … went into the draft ranked 22nd in Central Scoutings final rankings for North American skaters … one of four Irish players selected in the first round of the NHL draft, joining Ian Cole (St. Louis in 2007), Kyle Palmieri (Anaheim in 2009) and Jarred Tinordi (Montreal in 2010) … only Cole at 18th was selected higher … attended Canada[apos]s National Junior Team Developmental Camp for a chance to play on the 2011 Canadian Junior Team … was one of the last players cut … is one of 39 Ontario natives to earn a monogram playing hockey at Notre Dame.

AS A JUNIOR: Played in 37 of Notre Dames[apos] 40 games during the 2011-12 season … finished fourth in scoring with nine goals and 16 assists for 25 points, notching career highs in goals and points … chipped in five power-play goals, one short-handed goal and one game winner while being even on the season … whistled for 12 penalties for 24 minutes … had seven games with two or more points and two multi-goal games … opened the season with a three-game point streak (1g, 4a) from Oct. 14 to Oct. 21 … had two assists in both games of the Ohio State series, the final series at the Joyce Center … closed out the streak with a power-play goal in the opening game of the Compton Family Ice Arena, a 5-2 win over Rensselaer (Oct. 21) … third multiple-point game came in 3-2 win at Bowling Green (Oct. 29) as he set up two Irish goals … added a goal and an assist in the 5-4, come-from-behind win over Alaska (Nov. 11) … picked up first multiple-goal came of career with a power-play goal and a game winner in 3-2 win over Western Michigan (Nov. 15) … chipped in a four-game point streak (1g, 3a) from Nov. 25 to Dec. 3 … recorded second multiple-goal game with two goals (ppg, shg) and an assist in 4-3 win at Minnesota (Jan. 7) … final multi-point game of the year was a goal and an assist in 4-2 win at Alaska (Jan. 28) … final goal of the year was the lone goal in a 5-1 loss at Ferris State (Feb. 10) … had one point in four postseason games.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 40 of Notre Dame[apos]s 44 games during 2010-11 … was seventh on the team in scoring with five goals and a career-high 17 assists for 22 points … scored twice on the power play, once short-handed and had one game-winning goal … had 14 penalties for 28 minutes … had four games with two or more points … started the season with a three-game assist and point streak (0g, 3a) from Oct. 8-Oct. 14 … had a career-high four-point game (1g, 3a) in 8-1 win at Northern Michigan (Jan. 7) … goal was his first of the season and short-handed … second multi-point game came on Jan. 28 with a goal and an assist in 5-5 tie versus Miami … had a goal (ppg, gwg) and an assist in 3-2 win at Ferris State (Feb. 18) … scored one goal in 4-2 win over Lake Superior (March 13) in game three of CCHA second-round playoff series … added his fifth goal of the season in 4-2 loss to Michigan in CCHA third-place game … assisted on two goals in 2-1 win over New Hampshire in NCAA Northeast Regional championship game … played in eight postseason games, scoring two goals with three assists for five points.

AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 37 games as a freshman … tied for fifth in scoring with six goals and 11 assists for 17 points … had three power-play goals … whistled for 11 minor penalties resulting in 22 minutes … was -12 for the year … was second on the team with 96 shots on goal … got his career off to a fast start as he scored his first career goal on his first shot on the power-play in a 3-2 loss to Alabama-Huntsville (Oct. 9) … had career-high two-point game with a goal and an assist in 2-2 tie with Ohio State (Oct. 31) … put together a five-game point streak (1g, 4a) between Nov. 14 and Nov. 27 … scored a goal in 4-1 win over Michigan State (Nov. 22) and added assists in the other four games … due to injuries played two games on defense for the Irish versus Michigan … scored only Notre Dame goal in 4-1 loss to the Wolverines on Dec. 11 … assisted on a goal in 2-0 shutout win against Michigan on Dec. 13 … scored fifth goal of the season in 5-2 win over Colgate in the first round of the Shillelagh Tournament (Jan. 2) … sixth goal of the year came at Western Michigan (Feb. 5) in a 7-2 loss … held scoreless in two postseason games against Ohio State.

PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Denis Morris High School in St. Catharine[apos]s Ont. … played two seasons of junior hockey for the St. Catharine[apos]s Falcons of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League[apos]s Golden Horseshoe Division … led the team in scoring in both years … in 2008-09, had 27 goals and 46 assists for 73 points with 11 power-play goals, seven short-handed tallies and three game winners … followed with 13 points (8g, 5a) in 11 playoff games … in 2007-08, led the team in scoring with 22 goals and 39 assists for 61 points … had eight power-play goals, two short-handed and one game winner … helped Falcons to conference finals where they fell to Thorold in seven games … had five goals and 10 assists for 15 points … two-time winner of the Rex Stimer most valuable player award … in `07-[apos]08 won the Ashton Morrison Trophy as team[apos]s rookie of the year … won the Falcons[apos] President[apos]s Award as the leading scorer in `07-[apos]08 and `08-[apos]09 … following the `08-[apos]09 campaign was awarded an Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) Junior B Top Prospects Award and received the honor during summer of `09 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto … full name is Riley Michael Sheahan … son of Mike and Peggy Sheahan … has one sister, Karli … second cousin of former Irish standout defenseman Brock Sheahan `08 … born in St. Catharine[apos]s, Ont. … sociology major in the College of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame.

Sheahan[apos]s Career Statistics

Year GP G A Pts Shots Sh Pct. P/Min PPG SHG GWG +/-
2009-10 37 6 11 17 96 .062 11/22 3 0 0 -12
2010-11 40 5 17 22 103 .049 14/28 2 1 1 -6
2011-12 37 9 16 25 118 .076 12/24 5 1 1 E
Totals 114 20 44 64 317 .063 37/74 10 2 2 -18