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Sheahan signs one-year contract with Oilers

Forward had 19 points with Panthers, Penguins last season

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Riley Sheahan signed a one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 27-year-old forward had 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists) in 82 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida Panthers last season. He had 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 33 games after he was traded to Florida on Feb. 1.

Sheahan said his history with new Oilers general manager Ken Holland, who was GM of the Detroit Red Wings when they selected him in the first round (No. 21) of the 2010 NHL Draft, was a big reason he signed with Edmonton. Sheahan played seven seasons for the Red Wings before being traded to the Penguins on Oct. 21, 2017.

"He drafted me in Detroit. He ran things right there," Sheahan told the Oilers website. "I know he'll do that in Edmonton and he's already started that. 

"I learned a lot there and always had trust in Ken."

Sheahan has 149 points (58 goals, 91 assists) in 447 regular-season games with the Red Wings, Penguins and Panthers, and seven points (three goals, four assists) in 29 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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