Penguins Resign Riley Sheahan

Fourth Line Center Gets One-Year Contract

Eric Hagman
June 27, 2018 - 6:45 pm
Riley Sheahan

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Pittsburgh (93.7 The Fan) - Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford said Wednesday afternoon he was close to resigning fourth-line center Riley Sheahan.   He wasn't fibbing.

A few hours later, Sheahan and the Penguins finalized a one-year contract that will pay him $2.1 million.  

On Monday, the Penguins did not extend a qualifying offer to Sheahan, a restricted free agent.  It allowed him to talk with other teams, but Rutherford expressed confidence Sheahan wasn't going anywhere.

"He likes it here," Rutherford said.  "He understood why we didn't qualify him.  We were in communication the whole time with the agent and him."

Sheahan, acquired in a trade with the Red Wing early last season, scored 11 goals and had 32 points for Pittsburgh.