Defenseman Moritz Seider
In 2019, the Detroit Red Wings invested in their future defense core with their first pick in the NHL Entry Draft. It may have been a shocking pick to some, but Yzerman got himself a good one when he scooped up Moritz Seider at sixth overall in 2019.
Seider, a 6-foot-4 and 207-pound right-handed shooting defenseman, is going to be a joy to watch for years to come. This youngster is big and not afraid t show it. He’s been playing over in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), where he notched seven goals and 21 assists for 28 points over 41 games played.
He played incredibly well over in Sweden and ended up winning the SHL’s award for Defenseman of the Year. There’s so much to like with Seider. He’s a leader, someone who will positively impact the team and be able to command a group of guys in his later years as a veteran.
Seider’s big, he’s physical, and not afraid to take down an opponent and send a message. Not to mention, he’s offensive and can make things happen all over the ice. Yzerman may have stumped fans when he selected Seider, but now, this pick looks like it’s going to turn out to be an exceptional one.
The German defenseman is poised for a big step up as he breaks into the NHL in the 2021-22 season. When he does, the Red Wings faithful should be excited to see what he can do.
Keep an eye on Mo’; as he works his way to Detroit, he’s going to be a phenomenal NHL defenseman.