The Detroit Red Wings and RFA Riley Sheahan have come to terms on a two-year contract extension, according to MLive’s Ansar Khan. The deal is reported to carry an AAV of $2.075 million.
The 24-year-old center is coming off a two-year pact that paid him an AAV of $950,000, making today a nice payday for the product of the University of Notre Dame.
This bridge deal will have the St. Catherines-native entering the summer of 2018 as an RFA, giving Detroit the flexibility to put him to a long-term contract if they chose to.
This season, through 81 games, Sheahan scored a career-high 14 goals and 25 points, which was a slight step back from the prior season when he scored 36 points (13-23-36). Over the last two seasons he’s played in 12 postseason contests, putting up two goals and four points in those two first-round playoff exits.
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