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Detroit extends Sheahan and Lashoff

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings announced today that center Riley Sheahan has been signed to a two-year contract extension and defenseman Brian Lashoff has been signed to a one-year contract extension.

Sheahan, 24, played in a career-high 81 games for the Red Wings this season, notching 25 points (14-11-25), including seven points (5-2-7) in the team’s final nine regular-season games. He ranked among team leaders with 81 games played (T4th), 14 goals (6th), three power-play goals (8th), a 10.9 shooting percentage (5th) and 15:13 average time on ice (5th among forwards). In 204 career games with the Red Wings since making his NHL debut at the end of the 2011-12 season, Sheahan has tallied 85 points (36-49-85) and 38 penalty minutes, adding four points (2-2-4) and six penalty minutes in 17 career postseason games.

Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the first round (21st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Sheahan appeared in 110 games for the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins between 2011-14, registering 56 points (25-31-56) and 45 penalty minutes in 110 games. He also contributed 21 points (4-17-21) in 32 career postseason games, capturing the Calder Cup with the Griffins in 2013. Prior to his professional career, the St. Catharines, Ontario, native spent three seasons at the University of Notre Dame, recording 64 points (20-44-64) and 74 penalty minutes in 114 collegiate games from 2009-12.

Lashoff, 25, spent the 2015-16 campaign with the Griffins, tallying 16 points (1-15-16) and 30 penalty minutes in 74 regular-season games with the club and adding three points (2-1-3) in nine AHL playoff games. The Albany, N.Y., native has skated in 268 games with Grand Rapids since 2008-09, totaling 58 points (13-45-58), a plus-18 rating and 133 penalty minutes in addition to 12 points (3-9-12) in 51 postseason contests. Lashoff was also a member of the Griffins’ 2013 championship squad.

The 6-foot-3, 221-lb., blueliner was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Red Wings on Oct. 1, 2008. Lashoff debuted for the Red Wings in the 2012-13 season and has skated in 117 career games with the team, notching 13 points (2-11-13) and 57 penalty minutes. A former gold medalist for the United States at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship, Lashoff spent his junior career with the Barrie Colts (2006-09) and Kingston Frontenacs (2008-10) in the Ontario Hockey League. In 215 career major junior games, he tallied 91 points (20-71-91) and 186 penalty minutes.

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