PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Riley Sheahan to a one-year, $2.1 million contract on Wednesday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Riley Sheahan to a one-year contract. The deal carries an average annual value of $2.1 million.READ MORE: Nevada Man Who Admitted To Driving To West Mifflin For Sex With 15-Year-Old Girl Sentenced To 6 1/2 Years In Prison
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The 6-foot-3, 214-pound center was a strong influence on the team’s bottom six after arriving in Pittsburgh on Oct. 21 in a trade that sent Scott Wilson to the Detroit Red Wings.
In 73 games with the Penguins, Sheahan had 11 goals and 21 assists while also providing a strong faceoff and defensive presence. He led the team with a 54.4 faceoff percentage as well as playing a team-high 2:41 minutes-per-game shorthanded. His 46 blocked shots ranked third among team forwards.MORE NEWS: Defense Seeks To Bar Death Penalty Against Pennsylvania Man Charged In Smothering Death Of 16-Month-Old Girl
The Penguins freed up some cap space earlier in the day when they traded Conor Sheary and Matt Hunwick to the Buffalo Sabres for a conditional draft pick.