Detroit Red Wings rookie defenseman Moritz Seider can defend, hit and produce offense. He has size and a high hockey IQ. We suspect he will be a leader as well. There’s a maturity to his game that first-year NHLers are not suppose to have. Is there any doubt that he’s Detroit’s No. 1 defenseman?
He and fellow rookie Lucas Raymond have instantly become two of the most important impact performers on the team. Other than Dylan Larkin and Alex Nedeljkovic and maybe Tyler Bertuzzi, is anyone having as much impact on the Red Wings are having.
There’s not much Moritz Seider can’t do on the ice.
We had that confirmed when we saw this video of a pregame warm-up ritual. Check this out:
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Seider is tied for the NHL rookie lead with 18 assists. He is averaging 22.26 minutes per game. No other NHL rookie is averaging more than 20 per game. He has played every game for the Red Wings, even though he endured some minor injuries during games.
Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill has said he appreciates Seider’s success as a rookie, but the Red Wings are still pushing him because they think Seider can be a “great player.”