The Traverse City Record-Eagle’s Jake Atnip spoke with Moritz Seider after the Red Wings prospects‘ morning skate today, and both Atnip and I found that the Red Wings’ 6th overall draft pick this past June is, to say the least, an outgoing, free-spirited fellow:
“I just want to show my skills and my personality,” Seider said. “On one side is being a great guy on the ice but on the other side you have to have great character. I hope I can combine both and accept my role and maybe even lead the way while I am here.
“You want to be one of the best and that is why I am here, I want to perform.”
His performance in Germany was good enough to earn that ROY honor despite appearing in only 29 games due to a shoulder injury. Although this is his first time playing with these teammates and on the smaller NHL rink, Seider isn’t focused on the changes or the pressure.
“First of all you have to be clam and relaxed, there is no pressure,” he said. “I just want to enjoy the time with the boys, I think it is a great group with great chemistry here. I am just here to get better everyday and we just want to win games. I think there is no pressure at all.
“But in the end it’s hockey, you have your abilities to make plays and nothing changes. I should be fine and it will be fun.”