Sabres sign Riley Sheahan to one-year deal

The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Riley Sheahan to a one-year, $700,000 contract, the team announced Friday.

Sheahan, 29, impressed the Sabres since joining them on a professional tryout contract on Dec. 29.

“We need players to just do things right,” Buffalo coach Ralph Krueger said on Thursday. “We need pros that can lead by example, whether it’s in practice or then during games. I knew in the research we did on Riley that No. 1, he’s an excellent character.

“… It’s important that we want people to treat each other right, but also they need to bring something on the ice because good guys aren’t going to help us if they don’t execute within a role.”

Sheahan recorded 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in 66 games last season with the Edmonton Oilers.

He has collected 164 points (66 goals, 98 assists) in 513 career games with the Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers and Oilers. He was selected by the Red Wings with the 21st overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft.

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