Traverse City Record-Eagle


July 2, 2014

Red Wings re-sign Quincey and Sheahan

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have signed forwards Riley Sheahan and defenseman Kyle Quincey.

The Red Wings were rebuffed in their efforts to sign any of the top four right-handed shooting defensemen — Matt Niskanen, Dan Boyle, Stephane Robidas and Anton Stralman — and instead settled for re-signing left-handed Quincey for two years and $8.5 million.

Detroit completed the deal with Sheahan — a restricted free agent — Tuesday just before he potentially could have gotten offers from other teams. He received a $1.9 million, two-year contract.

The 22-year-old Sheahan had nine goals and 24 points in 42 games last season for the Red Wings after playing one game for them in each of the previous two years.

Detroit drafted him No. 21 overall in 2010. He made headlines a couple years later when he pleaded guilty to drunken driving while wearing a Teletubby costume following a Halloween party. Police at the time said he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.30, well over the legal limit. Sheahan was 20 at the time of the arrest.

Quincey, 29, had four goals and 13 points last year, along with a -5 +/- rating, but was one of only two players to appear in all 82 games last season for Detroit.

The Red Wings also signed Detroit native center Kevin Porter from Buffalo to a one-year deal. The 28-year NHL veteran had one point in 12 games last season and has scored 29 goals and 26 assists in six seasons. He won the Hobey Baker award while playing for the University of Michigan.

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