Detroit Red Wings prospect Moritz Seider has a lot to be excited about.
Back when General Manager Steve Yzerman and the Detroit Red Wings selected defenseman Moritz Seider with the sixth overall pick, the reviews were pretty mixed amongst the fanbase. Some within the fanbase seemed to think that taking the German defender at six was a mistake.
Seider would make the jump to the American Hockey League (AHL), playing out the 2019-20 season with the Grand Rapids Griffins. He made the jump pretty smoothly and seemed to adjust well for a youngster. Though the season was cut short, it appears that Seider transitioned very well.
After his first season in the AHL with the Griffins, Seider leaves fans with a lot to be excited about. Though the season was cut short, it was the first time that Seider got a chance to play within the organization and develop the way the Red Wings would prefer him to do so.
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In his first season with the Griffins, he would find his way into 49 games where he collected 22 points in the form of two goals and 20 assists.
He started to look like he was comfortable; by the end of the year, his physical game had visibly translated with Seider delivering hits left and right.
He did take a break from the Griffins to represent Germany in the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championships.
Though some Canadian Red Wings prospects took the gold medal, Seider represented well with the Germans with a strong performance.
Ultimately, Seider was named the captain of the German team, and he would register six assists in seven games.
They may not have won gold, but teammates raved about Seider’s abilities as a leader amongst the German team, which is great to hear about the nineteen-year-old.
The Red Wings may have their future franchise defender in Seider; he looks to possess leadership qualities that make him someone to be excited about. The future looks bright for Seider, his development is far from over being so young and his leadership will only get stronger.
If the Red Wings can groom him for a role in the NHL as the organization’s top defender, he seems to take after a defender like Victor Hedman, who thrives defensively and physically but can be a weapon in the offensive zone as well.
Moritz Seider is a player that all Detroit Red Wings fans should get excited about as he should be around for the long haul and be exceptional on the blueline for years.