Moritz Seider is an absolute beast.
The Detroit Red Wings’ rookie defenseman laid a devastating reverse hit Tuesday night against Philadelphia. Seider destroyed Flyers’ centre Max Willman as the bottom-six forward went to hit Seider along the boards.
Seider’s reverse hit on Willman was as punishing at it gets. The 20-year-old blueliner stepped into Willman after shooting the puck and delivered a clean shoulder-to-chest-bodycheck. Willman went tumbling down to the ice in pain.
Everything about this Mo Seider reverse hit is perfection. The Detroit youngster doesn’t indicate to Willman that the hit is coming and catches him off-guard. Seider is also off-balanced, which makes the power of the hit even more impressive.
Seider is just an absolute wrecking ball. Listed at 6’4″, 197 lbs, he uses every bit of that strength to deliver the boom.
While the reverse hit made all the noise Tuesday evening, it surprisingly wasn’t Seider’s only viral highlight from the game. Seider also had a hilarious sequence earlier in the game where he bullied a Flyers’ player with one hand and made a clean zone exit.
Mo Seider lmao pic.twitter.com/Be3TCUEalK
— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) March 23, 2022
It’s good to see Seider getting national attention considering fellow rookie Trevor Zegras has gotten most of the spotlight this season. Seider is one of the favorites for the Calder Trophy with five goals and 42 points in 63 games this season. He’ll have a great case considering his impact on a weak Detroit team.
The Red Wings are sitting 20-plus points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but Seider is giving hockey fans a reason to tune in to Detroit games. Seider’s 2021-22 highlight reel continues to get more-and-more impressive.
The Flyers lost 6-3 on Tuesday, and they also learned it’s simply not a good idea to try hitting Mo Seider.