Mo Seider is the future of the Detroit Red Wings.
The 20-year-old German-born defenseman has burst onto the scene in his first NHL season. In his first 60 career NHL games, Seider has five goals and 41 points while averaging 23 minutes of ice time.
Seider recently overtook Anaheim’ Trevor Zegras as the favorite for the 2022 Calder Trophy. Seider’s offensive production is impressive, but it’s what he does without the puck that makes him so unique.
Despite his young age, Seider is second on the Red Wings in hits (96) and is only a mins-2 on a non-playoff team. Detroit is in a rebuilding phase and currently sits at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.
We’ve put together all of Moritz Seider’s best highlights in high-quality GIFS so you can better understand why Detroit fans are so excited about this young blueliner.
Moritz Seider defends Connor McDavid
Moritz Seider showed how to perfectly defend NHL superstar Connor McDavid in a March 2022 game against the Oilers. McDavid typically skates around NHL defenseman with his blazing speed, but Seider is an exception. The Red Wings’ blueliner played this 1-on-1 situation with McDavid perfectly. As McDavid tried to skate around Seider, the German d-man kept him to the outside and poked the puck off his stick as he tried to cut inside. Seider recovered possession after the great takeaway.
Moritz Seider reverse hit on Chris Kreider
Moritz Seider has some incredible strength for a 20-year-old. The Red Wings’ youngster laid a massive reverse hit on Rangers’ forward Chris Kreider in February 2022. The hit came on one of the NHL’s biggest stages at Madison Square Garden. It’s one of Seider’s most popular highlights to date. The youngster almost baited Kreider into thinking he had Seider lined up in the corner. Just as Kreider went to hit Seider, the German blueliner laid out the Rangers’ forward with the reverse hit. Seider’s deception and physical strength are on full display with this reverse hit.
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