Moritz Seider

Detroit Red Wings
Photo courtesy of adler-mannheim.de

Fantasy Summary

Two-way defenseman with great size. Top-four upside. Additional value in multi-cat leagues that count hits and blocked shots.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country GER
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 6, 2001
Height 6‘3”
Weight 208 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 6

Observations

September 2019 – Seider is a very mobile right-handed defenseman with good hockey sense and size who can play in all situations. As a 17-year-old double under ager at the 2019 U20 World Championship, Seider lead the German team to a gold medal as captain, with a goal and seven points in only six games. He was named Best Defenseman of the tournament. Already an excellent skater, especially for a big man, Seider still needs to work on his puck skills, but projects as a top pairing, two-way, minute munching defenseman who won’t take long to make it to the NHL. Seider has looked impressive at the 2019 NHL prospect tournament this month, showing off his knack for getting pucks to the net as well as a willingness to compete hard and play with a touch of nastiness. He has already stated his intent to stay in North America for the upcoming season. It remains to be seen if the Red Wings agree with him. Mark Hillier

June 2019 – Seider has been drafted sixth overall by the Red Wings.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2019 – Seider was officially measured at 6-foot-3 and 208 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen

May 2019 – It is extremely rare to see a highly-touted draft-eligible player coming out of the DEL, but Seider is all that and more. The right-shot defender witnessed his stock steadily rise throughout the course of the season, and begin to skyrocket in the back half. This was due to his increased role on the Championship winning, Adler Manheim squad. His five assists in 14 playoff games may not jump off of the page, but his impact was felt in all situations. He was also named the league’s rookie of the year.

Seider completed his year on another high note, becoming one of the youngest defensemen to score a goal at the World Championships. He produced two goals in five games while seeing second-pairing deployment. The 17-year-old blends impressive physical tools with high processing speed and decision-making. This leads to consistent and accurate reads on both ends of the rink. His upside is tantalizing. Cam Robinson

December 2018 – Seider has been spending his 17-year-old season in the DEL which is the top league in Germany. He has just one point (a goal) in 15 games. He does have a history of putting up points in junior but he hasn’t been able to show that side of his game at the pro level just yet.

At six-foot-four, Seider has a big frame. He’s a good skater for someone his size, and his mobility is pretty good as well. He has good passing skills and vision. He can move the puck and carry it himself. He likes to join the rush. Defensively, he’s solid. A smart player who knows how to use his size and strength. Calm under pressure. Not afraid to play the body, and capable of making big hits.

Most recently, Seider played at the Division I Group A part of the World Junior Championship tournament. Even though Seider is just 17 years old, he captained Team Germany and was arguably their top defenseman. Germany won the tournament and earned a spot at the 2020 World Juniors. Seider played big minutes on Germany’s blue line, including time on the top power play and on the penalty kill. He finished the tournament with seven points in five games.

Seider plays a mature game, and when you add his big frame to it, he could make the jump to the NHL pretty quickly after he’s drafted. Seider is a potential first-rounder for the 2019 NHL draft.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 EHC Erfurt U16 Germany U16 2 - - - - - |          
 2013-2014 EHC Erfurt U16 Schüler-BL 21 12 11 23 16 |          
 2014-2015 EHC Erfurt U16 Schüler-BL 22 14 20 34 12 |          
  EHC Erfurt U16 II Germany U16 2 10 10 8 18 2 |          
  Germany Selects U14 WSI U14 7 3 1 4 8 |          
 2015-2016 Jungadler Mannheim U16 Schüler-BL Q 7 4 3 7 2 |          
  Jungadler Mannheim U16 Schüler-BL 25 9 10 19 8 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 14 
 2016-2017 Jungadler Mannheim U16 Schüler-BL 11 6 7 13 10 |          
  Jungadler Mannheim U19 DNL 22 4 8 12 18 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
  Germany U16 (all) International-Jr 6 0 1 1 4 |          
  Germany U18 WJC-18 D1A 5 0 1 1 0 |          
  Germany U18 (all) International-Jr 10 1 1 2 4 |          
 2017-2018 Jungadler Mannheim U19 DNL Q 12 4 10 14 2 |          
  Jungadler Mannheim U19 DNL 14 6 7 13 2 |          
  Adler Mannheim DEL 4 0 0 0 0 |          
  Germany U18 WJC-18 D1A 5 0 3 3 6 |          
  Germany U18 (all) International-Jr 9 1 3 4 12 |          
  Germany U20 WJC-20 D1A 5 1 0 1 4 |          
  Germany U20 (all) International-Jr 11 2 3 5 6 |          
 2018-2019 Adler Mannheim DEL 29 2 4 6 8 | Playoffs 14 0 5 5
  Germany U20 WJC-20 D1A 5 1 6 7 4 |          
  Germany U20 (all) International-Jr 12 2 11 13 6 |          
  Germany WC 5 2 0 2 2 |          
  Germany (all) International 6 2 1 3 2 |          
 2019-2020 Adler Mannheim DEL - - - - - |          
  Adler Mannheim Champions HL - - - - - |          
  Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 5 0 1 1 2 |          

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