We’ll have to wait until the June 21 NHL Awards to find out it Detroit Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider will be the winner of the Calder Trophy, which goes to the NHL rookie of the year.
No Red Wings player has been presented this award since goaltender Roger Crozier in 1964-65. However, Seider is the betting favorite to be the 2021-22 Calder winner.
Surprise, surprise. 😏
Moritz Seider has been named the 2021-22 Red Wings Rookie of the Year by @TheDSportsMedia!
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) June 9, 2022
The German defenseman already has gained the nod as the Red Wings rookie of the year. Making the presentation of the award to him was the Detroit Sports Media Association.
During the 2021-22 season Seider placed among the NHL’s top rookie defensemen with seven goals (2nd), 43 assists (1st) 50 points (1st), two power play goals (T1st), 21 power play points (1st), two overtime goals (1st), four game-winning goals (1st), 187 shots (1st) and 23:03 average time on ice (1st). Seider and fellow rookie Lucas Raymond joined Pius Suter as the only three Detroit skaters to play in all 82 games.
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