The Canadian professional ice hockey player Riley Sheahan currently plays as a center forwarder for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 21st overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Riley Sheahan was born as the son of Mike Sheahan and Peggy Sheahan on December 7, 1991, in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He was brought up by his parents in his birthplace. He is a Canadian by nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Sheahan started playing Junior B Ice Hockey for St. Catharines Falcons and made his debut in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League playing both center and wing. During his first season with the Falcons, Sheahan recorded 49 goals and 85 assists over two seasons.
Following the two seasons in St. Catharines, he went to play with the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) in NCAA Division I college ice hockey.
On April 5, 2012, Riley Sheahan made a three-year entry-level contract with Detroit Red Wings. On April 7, 2012, he made his NHL debut against the Chicago Blackhawks alongside Justin Abdelkader. On January 11, 2014, he scored his first career NHL goal against Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings. On July 1, 2014, he extended his contract with Detroit Red Wings for two-years at $1.9 million.
While playing for Detroit Red Wings, he made an NHL record as the only forward with at least 100 shots to start the season without a goal.
Later on October 21, 2017, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, along with a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, in exchange for Scott Wilson and a third-round pick in 2018.
Currently, Riley Sheahan is dating his girlfriend Kecia Morway. The couple seems happy with their relationship and usually keeps uploading their pictures together on social media sites. He may be married soon with his girlfriend Kecia Morway. Moreover, he does not have any past affair and relationship.
He also seems busy in developing his career instead of being in a relationship and having a wife. He is also active on social networking sites including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. He has more than 17.1k followers on his Twitter account.
Riley Sheahan is one of the popular ice hockey players and is also considered as one of the massive earning players. He has played for more than two clubs till now from which he must have earned some big amount of money.
He received $1.9 million amount of money after his contract extension with Detroit Red Wings. As per some online sources, he has been able to bank $2.2 million of salary. According to some sources, the athlete has a net worth of around $4.2 million.