Ever since the Detroit Red Wings started missing the playoffs, years before he knew he’d end up suiting up for them, Moritz Seider has been playing for Germany.
Since the 2016-17 season, Detroit defenseman Seider has donned his country’s jersey 50 times in international hockey. He’s played in seven tournaments over that span – two world U18s, three world U20s and two senior world championships.
Moritz Seider appreciation post➡️
Through his first 2 NHL seasons he did not miss a single game, and leads his draft class in the following categories:
Time on ice/GP(23:06)
and points among d-men (92)
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That streak is ending this year.
“Probably not going this year just to rest the body,” Seider revealed. Over the past two seasons, he’s played all 164 regular-season games for the Red Wings and eight games for Germany in last year’s worlds.
“I had really good talks with the German national team already and I think that’s our conclusion for this year.”
Several Red Wings Heeding International Call
While Seider won’t be going, a number of other Red Wings personnel are confirming their participation in the world tourney.
Swedish media is reporting that Jonatan Berggren will be joining Lucas Raymond in Sweden’s squad. Joe Veleno (Canada), Olli Maatta (Finland) and Dominik Kubalik (Czechia) are playing.
Detroit coach Derek Lalonde will be an assistant coach with the USA. GM Steve Yzerman (assistant GM) and assistant coach Alex Tanguay (assistant coach) are part of the Canadian staff.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Detroit center Joe Veleno is a surprise addition to Canada’s world championship squad
- In his first pro season, Cross Hanas was a pleasant surprise for the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins until shoulder surgery halted his season
- A trip from Grand Rapids to ECHL Toledo helped Red Wings prospect Eemil Viro find his game
- Recent Detroit free-agent signing Alexandre Doucet is enjoying a strong QMJHL playoff
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