Moritz Seider is shaping up to be quite the asset for the Detroit Red Wings

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Looking back on things, when the Detroit Red Wings selected Moritz Seider, I was sitting on a boat with my father out on a lake in Northern Michigan. The notification came through on my phone, and I remember sitting there talking with my dad about “who the heck is this guy?” while we drifted along.

Now, years later, I have come to be very fond of the German defender that Steve Yzerman went off-script to select in his first draft as the general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. He took the organization by storm.

While the pandemic has certainly has not made anything easier, but Seider made the most of it and went over to the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), where he was tearing things up and ended up earning the defenseman of the year award.

When the 2021-22 season finally came around, he earned the opportunity to stick with the Red Wings roster and join the team’s defense core as a consistent member. He’s been able to latch on and perform incredibly well in his role.

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider is proving his worth quickly.

As the Red Wings continue with their season, Seider finds ways to impress. Seider has genuinely started to grow into the player the Red Wings have hoped that he was looking for. As the Red Wings were hoping, Seider is becoming a real force for the team’s defensive core.

Just this weekend, he was able to bury a one-timer for an overtime goal that looked gorgeous and helped the Red Wings capture their fifth victory in a row. Here’s the goal:

On the season, Seider has played in 25 games where he had three goals and 14 assists for 17 total points on the season. He’s even leading the Red Wings defenseman in total points with his 17 points on the season.

Seider is also in the team’s top five in points on the season, where he has the fourth most and is trailing Tyler Bertuzzi, who has 18 points. He may just be able to catch up to Bertuzzi since the team’s winger is out right now due to the COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

The Red Wings have an exceptional talent when it comes to Seider. He’s done a lot already, even in the short time he’s been in the league. Yzerman went off-script, and it surely has worked out for the Red Wings.

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The future is bright, not even just because of Seider. There’s plenty of excitement about Lucas Raymond too, and the two of them, paired with the rest of the surrounding cast, are bringing an exciting future together.