Report: Oilers sign Riley Sheahan to one-year contract

Ailish ForfarNHL Editor
Yahoo Sports Canada
Riley Sheahan is reportedly headed to Edmonton. (Getty)
Riley Sheahan is reportedly headed to Edmonton. (Getty)

The Edmonton Oilers have reportedly signed free agent forward Riley Sheahan to a one-year, $900,000 deal, according to Mark Spector of Sportsnet.

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.

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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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