Penguins re-sign Riley Sheahan to one-year contract

Watch as Riley Sheahan chips an aerial pass past Michal Neuvirth to extend the Pittsburgh Penguins lead in Game 4 to 5-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Riley Sheahan to one-year contract worth $2.1 million, the team announced Wednesday.

It’s a slight pay bump from the $2.075 million he made the past two seasons.

The Penguins did not offer Sheahan, 26, a qualifying offer prior to Monday’s deadline but there was clearly mutual interest in the centre returning to the team that acquired him from the Detroit Red Wings early in the 2017-18 campaign.

Sheahan, who thrives in the faceoff circle and in his own zone, scored 11 goals and added 21 assists in the 73 games he played with Pittsburgh—21 of those 32 points in the final 42 games of the regular season.

Earlier in the day the team traded forward Conor Sheary and defenceman Matt Hunwick to the Buffalo Sabres for a conditional draft pick in order to give them some cap space to free them up to facilitate moves like this Sheahan signing.

June 27, 2018

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Riley Sheahan
Centre
AGE: 26
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT:
$2.1 million
TOTAL:
$2.1 million

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