Red Wings D Moritz Seider is heading back overseas

He's hopping on a plane.



Detroit Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider may not have put up the same number of points in his sophomore campaign, but he remains as valuable as ever coming off his having earned the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie player in the 2021-22 NHL season. 

He once again found himself in the Red Wings record books, as his multi-assist game was the first time in team history that a defenseman racked up a three point game at age 21 or younger. Additionally, he would tie the late Steve Chiasson with his 13th multi-point game at age 21 or younger, trailing only the legendary Nicklas Lidstrom in that particular category. 

And he's taking his talents back overseas for the upcoming World Championship, as it was announced earlier today that Seider has been added to the German national team. 

“He has signaled to us that he has fully recovered from his injuries in time and feels 100 percent ready to go to the World (Championship),” explained German director Christian Kuna“So, there was no question for us to include him in the World (Championship) squad before leaving for Finland. We are happy that we can count on his dedication and energy for the upcoming tournament and that he will strengthen our team. The Detroit Red Wings have also approved, so nothing stands in the way of his participation in the World Cup.”

He is one of several Red Wings players participating in the tournament, joining prospect Carter Mazur (Team USA), Joe Veleno and Jake Walman (Team Canada), Olli Maatta (Team Finland) and Dominik Kubalik (TeamCzechia).

Best of luck to him and the rest of the Red Wings players who are representing their respective countries on the international stage! 

Source: MLive