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Moritz Seider Has A Chance To Make The Detroit Roster

06/03/2020 at 7:43am EDT

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Moritz Seider’s pursuit of a roster spot will be one of the main storylines of Detroit Red Wings training camp, whenever that may be.

The franchise has not had a defense prospect with this much promise since Nicklas Lidstrom and Vladimir Konstantinov joined the team in 1991. Seider, the sixth overall selection in 2019, is highest Detroit has taken a defenseman since 1975, when Rick Lapointe was picked fifth.

“I think he has a chance to be a really good, impactful defenseman. Can he do it next year? I hope so,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “He might have as many as eight months to get himself prepared, to improve his body, to turn his body from a young guy’s body to an elite, pro body.

“He’s got a chance to work on the ice to improve the different skills in his game and add more to his arsenal so that he can come and demand that he’s on the team. So, like any young player he’ll have to earn it.”

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