The Detroit Red Wings have a superstar in Moritz Seider right now.
Occupying the right side of the defense is youngster Moritz Seider. Seider has made a name for himself in only three seasons as he has become a two-way threat on the ice. Seider was drafted in the 2019 NHL draft at sixth overall to much surprise.
As an unknown coming into the league, Seider quickly established himself as a force with his physical play and offensive tools.
He plays a gritty style that most veterans do not play and this makes him a special defenseman, as the Detroit Red Wings have not had a young defenseman that plays his style in many years. Coupled with his offense, he is one of the cornerstones to the future success of the organization.
Seider is in his third NHL season and has 12 goals and 80 assists for 92 points after two seasons. His rookie season was a big one, as he won the 2021-22 Calder trophy for the league’s best rookie and was also named to the NHL All-Rookie first team.
From day one in a Red Wings jersey, he has dominated the defensive and neutral zones. A big-name player or a rookie are all treated the same way when he is on the ice and it usually results in them on their back.
No other player in the past few seasons has come into the league for the Detroit Red Wings and made such an impact in such a short time. A well-rounded defenseman, he is also quite the character off the ice. Seider is the complete package and one that Detroit will build around as the rebuild continues.
Seider will outwork everyone, including his teammates, on the ice. He has a high compete-level and is always moving, which does not make it easy for the competition. He will certainly be one to watch for many seasons as he has already carved himself out a nice career.