Detroit Red Wings: Moritz Seider has been a force on both ends of the ice

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The Detroit Red Wings have been able to keep plugging along on their 2021-22 season with the help of great performances from some of their rookies. Moritz Seider has taken the league by storm and deserves more attention than he is getting around the league.

While Seider is not pulling off a lacrosse-style goal or even providing those offensive highlights like Trevor Zegras or even the Detroit Red Wings own, Lucas Raymond, he’s been an offensive benefit to the Red Wings but has also been showing up in the defensive zone as well.

His highlights may not be making the SportsCenter Top 10, but they are fun to watch.

He’s been a force on both ends of the ice and is excelling early in his career. The rookie out of Germany has been an incredible addition to the Red Wings roster and is someone the team will be able to rely on for years to come.

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider is a force on both ends of the ice.

It’s hard to watch a play like the one linked above and not love it. He’s out there battling at all times. Seider is known for his rumbling hits and ability to use his body to his advantage; he’s certainly showing he can do that.

The effort in that play above to disrupt scoring chances or the play itself, not once, not twice, but three times is something the Red Wings have to love seeing. He’s out there battling at all times, playing sound defense, and contributing to the breakout in the defensive zone.

He’s been involved in puck battles in the neutral zone when he gaps up and makes crisp passes with great vision. Offensively he’s set up his teammates with great opportunities and let it rip from the point from time to time.

His five goals and 37 assists for 42 total points over 61 games played have proven there’s some offense to be shown. The Red Wings have to be more than happy with what they have gotten from their rookie defenseman in 2021-22.

It’s hard to think he likely will not get much recognition in the Calder Trophy race because Trevor Zegras makes more highlight-reel plays offensively than Seider does. Not to mention, Seider is competing with Raymond for that Calder race as well.

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When the 2021-22 season comes to an end, Seider’s performance will be worth noting. It already is, but this rookie campaign has been excellent and something that the Red Wings should be more than proud of moving forward.