Detroit Red Wings: Moritz Seider is going to be a force in Hockeytown

(Photo by Gints IVUSKANS / AFP)
(Photo by Gints IVUSKANS / AFP) /

The Detroit Red Wings selected defenseman Moritz Seider with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. When he was selected, the fan base had some outraged fans who thought the Red Wings made a terrible decision.

As the Detroit Red Wings move through the offseason, the rumors about prospects will continue to become a constant theme in the news circuit. Seider’s name will likely be tossed around, and his continued transition to North America should be exciting to watch.

Overall, Seider will be one of the future talents here in Hockeytown, one who will be around the organization for quite some time. The initial thoughts about Seider may not have been the most glowing, but by now, the fanbase has a lot to like.

This past season over in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) treated him quite well and was a good snapshot of how the German defenseman is progressing and developing. The likelihood of him seeing time in the NHL next season has grown higher and higher in the past few months.

Detroit Red Wings’ top prospect Moritz Seider is going to be a force in Hockeytown.

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The 6-foot-4, 203-pound defenseman will be something else when he settles in at the NHL level.

Over in Sweden this year, Seider was named the league’s top defenseman for his outstanding season with Rögle BK.

In 41 games played in the SHL regular season, Seider managed seven goals and 21 assists for 28 total points while being a plus-14 on the season.

When the playoffs rolled around, Seider played 13 games where he had one goal and four assists with five points while being a plus-nine.

While the offense he has shown is exciting, he has also thrown the body around. Being such a big-bodied defender, he has leveled opponents with open-ice hits and pressure along the boards.

Speaking of the power-play, as was mentioned in this tweet, Seider has shown a good ability to be able to quarterback a power-play. The thing with Seider when he was drafted was that there was some concern about his offensive abilities.

He was great with Rögle BK, and in his first trial with the Grand Rapids Griffins, pre-COVID, Seider logged 49 games where he had two goals and 20 assists for 22 total points. Not bad for his first crack at the American Hockey League.

Seider has shown he can score and be productive offensively, which only helps him be a more complete player. A sixth-overall pick is bound to be a good hockey player, but Seider is progressing incredibly well and giving Red Wings fans something to look forward to in the future.

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Detroit Red Wings prospect Moritz Seider will be something special when he becomes a regular in the starting lineup.