The OHL’s Owen Sound Attack drafted Moritz Seider during last year’s import draft, hoping that Seider, who ended up playing for Adler Mannheim in Germany, would skate in the Canadian Hockey League this past season. According to the Owen Sound Sun-Times’ Greg Cowan, the Attack have not given up hope that Seider may yet join their ranks:
Seider has a number of options available to him for a 2019-20 landing spot including returning to Germany where he plays in the top-tier professional league (DEL) with the reigning champions, Alder Mannheim. If signed by Detroit to an entry-level contract Seider could immediately begin his North American career with the Red Wings, or their American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids. The Red Wings organization may decide, in conjunction with Seider, that he is best served to spend a season in the CHL, in which case he would be assigned to the Owen Sound Attack. That would force the Attack to make an additional roster move.
“We’ll worry about that when we worry about that, which would be an absolutely fantastic problem to have,” DeGray said.
The Attack boss contacted the Red Wings following their selection of Seider, reaching out to assistant general manager Kris Draper.
“It’s so fresh. They don’t know even who the player is they selected as far as a Detroit Red Wing goes. They know him as a young kid in the German DEL men’s league, but how does that translate?” DeGray said. “I would say they know enough about Owen Sound, me, the program, that they will be comfortable sending him here if that’s the way they choose to go . . . where do we fit in the food chain? It’s probably somewhere right near the bottom.”
Continued, and as far as I know, the Wings and Seider will make their decision as to Seider’s 2019-2020 team after he participates in the prospect tournament and main training camp.