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By The Numbers: Riley Sheahan

by Bill Roose / Detroit Red Wings

By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2014-15 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on center Riley Sheahan.

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Was third in total number of team face-offs, winning 49.9 percent of his draws last season – that’s an increase of 458 face-offs from 2013-14. Only Pavel Datsyuk (1,122) and Henrik Zetterberg (1,064) took more draws for the Red Wings last season.

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Was one of eight Wings’ forwards with more than hundred shots on goal last season. The others were Zetterberg (227), Tomas Tatar (211), Gustav Nyquist (195), Datsyuk (165), Darren Helm (160), Justin Abdelkader (154) and Luke Glendening (104). Sheahan had season-high five shots against Montreal (Oct. 21), New Jersey (Nov. 7), Columbus (Nov. 18) and Washington (April 5).

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Finished seventh in team scoring, establishing new single-season career highs for goals (13) and assists (23). The point total equals that of his final AHL season when he produced 16 goals and 20 assists during the Griffins’ Calder Cup championship season.

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Number of goals he scored as an invaluable piece to the Wings’ power-play unit last season. He was fifth in PPGs, behind Nyquist (14), Tatar (9), Datsyuk (8) and Abdelkader (8).

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Minor penalties accessed through the regular season, the fourth fewest among Wings who played in 50 or more games in 2014-15. Three of his minors were for hooking, two each for holding and tripping. One was for delay of game for shooting the puck over the glass.

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Career multi-point games, including six during the 2014-15 campaign. The Red Wings posted a 6-0 record this season – 9-1-1 during his short career – in games that Sheahan has produced multiple points. His multi-points were against Columbus (Nov. 18), Dallas (Dec. 4), Nashville (Jan. 17), Florida (Jan. 27), Edmonton (March 9) and Pittsburgh (March 15).

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