Kraken sign forward Riley Sheahan to one-year, $850K contract

Buffalo Sabres forward Riley Sheahan (15) celebrates his goal during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

The Seattle Kraken have signed forward Riley Sheahan to a one-year, $850,000 contract, the team announced Wednesday.

“We’re excited to add an experienced veteran like Riley to our organization,” Kraken general manager Ron Francis said in a statement. “His versatility, strong penalty-killing ability and skill in the faceoff circle make him a valuable addition to our forward group.”

Sheahan, who was an unrestricted free agent, posted four goals and nine assists in 53 games with the Buffalo Sabres last season.

The 29-year-old from St. Catharines, Ont., has registered 177 total points – 70 goals and 107 assists – in 566 career games over 10 seasons with Buffalo, the Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings. He was drafted in the first round, 21st overall, by Detroit in 2010.

September 1, 2021

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Riley Sheahan

SIGNED BY
Seattle Kraken
LENGTH
1 yr
CONTRACT TYPE
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT
$850,000
TOTAL
$850,000

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