Moritz Seider is expected to be a full service defenseman, contributing offensively, defensively and as fellow rookie Lucas Raymond’s chauffeur.
That became necessary Monday when Steve Yzerman held a meeting with Raymond, 19, and told him he had made the team.
“He told me that I played good during the preseason, but it’s a lot of work still to do,” Raymond said. “Just because I made the opening night roster doesn’t mean I will play the entire season. For me, it’s just go out there and play good and prove myself and take it from there.”