Red Wings Trade Riley Sheahan To Penguins For Scott Wilson

He showed potential the season prior, netting nine goals and chipping in with five more helpers over 37 games, his first cup of coffee with the Red Wings.

All these moves were made to give the Red Wings enough cap space to officially sign Athansiou.

Sheahan has had an up and down career since the Red Wings drafted him 21st overall in the 2010 NHL Draft. No salary was retained by either team in the deal.

Andreas Athanasiou and the Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a 1-year contract.

Despite this, the Red Wings still have some of the NHL's most exciting young players on their roster in Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha and of course, Athanasiou. While the deal comes with only a one-year term, it's essentially an opportunity for the Red Wings to continue developing their young prospect while pushing the contract discussions down the road for the time being. The development of Athanasiou with the National Hockey League roster is of the utmost importance for the Red Wings, as it is for all National Hockey League prospects. He and the Red Wings finally got a deal done but it was only a one year deal. In 20 playoff games, Wilson had three goals and three assists.

Sheahan is the newest Penguin after the Red Wings packaged him and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick for Scott Wilson and a 2018 third-round pick Saturday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. He flew there at the start of this month and has been skating with a team there while debating whether to play in Europe or the KHL.

Through seven games, the Red Wings are 4-3 and enter the weekend off back-to-back losses.

  • Eleanor Harrison