The 21st overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Detroit Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Oct. 29, according to a report by Peter J. Wallner of MLive.com.
Due to the fact that Sheahan's blood-alcohol content was at .17 or higher, he was charged with "superdrunk" driving, a distinction that carries up to 180 days in jail with a conviction. Currently in his first year with the Grand Rapids Griffins, the 20-year-old Sheahan has tallied four points in 11 games this season and was swiftly disciplined interally by the organization.
"We are aware of the incident and have been aware of the incident from the beginning," said Griffins senior director of public relations Randy Cleves.
Sheahan's arrest came just one day after the team played an away game in Chicago on Oct. 28, and now marks his second alcohol-related disturbance after being arrested for public intoxication and minor alcohol consumption during his freshman year at Notre Dame in 2010. A talented 6'2, 212-pound center who has played exactly six minutes in his NHL career, Sheahan will need to get things figured out off the ice if he ever wants to make an impact down the line for the Red Wings.