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#53 Moritz Seider
Pos: D
D.O.B.: 4/5/96
From: Zell, GER
Height: 6'4
Weight: 183
Shoots: Right
Drafted: 2019 draft 1st rnd, 6th overall by Detroit (NHL)
Acquired: Signed 3-yr contract with Detroit (NHL) 4/20/18
Plus: Thinks the game well and reacts quickly with excellent reads... Elite first pass... Mobile skater with good speed, can motor when skating backwards... Excellent skill set for player with plus size... Willing to use size and can play with aggression... Quick accurate wrist shot that gets through to the net... Impressive stickhander with pinpoint accuracy...
Minus: Needs to work on shooting more... Relatively inexperienced at a higher level of play...
Organizational Comments: Red Wings GM - Steve Yzerman "I think he's a good, solid two-way guy. He can play the power play, he can walk the line with his head up and get his shot through. I think he'll play with your top players and play against your top players because he can move the puck. He's not going to be Erik Karlsson weaving through traffic, but he can skate it and he can pass it. I think he's going to be a player that can play in all situations."
What GRC says: 2019-20 Seider has hardly looked out of place as an 18-yr. old in the AHL and continues to improve as the season goes on. His skating and vision help him play airtight defense and any mistakes he does make; he seems to recover from quickly. As he has gotten comfortable in the North American game, he has started to show the physical side of his game using his size and speed to hand out some highlight reel hits. The energetic blueliner has also started to jump up into the play more and display his offensive instincts, without putting himself out of position defensively. After his sterling WJC Performance, Seider should get a look in Detroit over the second half and his future looks bright.
Fall 2019 The Wings bypassed several highly rated forwards to pick German blueliner Seider with the 6th overall pick in the 2019 draft, a pick that surprised a lot of people. Seider is an impressive physical specimen with great size and reach, but with a skill set that one would expect from a smaller player. He thinks the game well and reacts quickly, choosing the right option to break up a play and start the breakout, either with his perfect passes or by just carrying the mail up ice with his superior skating.He has several options for where he could play in 2019-20, but if Detroit thinks he is close, he could end up in Grand Rapids at least part of the season.

Role: Two way defenseman
Projection: Top pairing defender


7/14/19 Signed 3-yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
9/29/19 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
12/18/19 Assigned to Team Germany (WJC)
1/6/20 Re-assigned from Team Germany (WJC)
8/7/20 Loaned to Adler Mannheim (DEL)
10/8/20 Loaned from Adler Mannheim (DEL) to Rogle (SHL)