The Edmonton Oilers have reportedly signed free agent forward Riley Sheahan to a one-year, $900,000 deal, according to Mark Spector of Sportsnet.
Sheahan deal will be one-year at $900K. He’s at the point where he needs to prove he can still help an NHL team. Oilers get a team-friendly deal because of that. https://t.co/RT9gX6eava
— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) September 5, 2019
The 27-year-old is expected to fill a third-line centre role in Edmonton. He’s coming off a split 2018-2019 season between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida Panthers, tallying 9 goals and 10 assists.
Sheahan began his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings as a first round draft choice in 2010. He spent part of seven seasons in Detroit, recording his career-best season in 2013-2014 with 13 goals and 23 assists in 79 games.
He was traded to the Penguins in October 2017, and then to the Panthers in February 2019.
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