NHL Prospects

Moritz Seider is the Detroit Red Wings defenceman of the future

In the lead-up to the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, there were whispers that Moritz Seider was going much higher than where most public rankings placed him.

It wasn't too surprising that a team picked Seider in the top-10, but it was shocking that the Detroit Red Wings selected him with the No. 6-overall pick. At least, it was to anyone who missed this report from EliteProspects Rinkside Editor-in-Chief J.D. Burke.

I thought there were eight superior players available, at least, including two defencemen.

I was wrong. So very wrong.

As a draft-plus-two, Seider's the all-time SHL leader in points per game among under-20 defencemen (0.77). He's fifth among draft-plus-two skaters of the past 20 years – forwards, included. Oh, and he's rocking a 58.9 shot share (seventh in the SHL, second on his team) whil

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