Hockeybuzz’s Bob Duff ponders the possible playing locations for Moritz Seider this upcoming season:
Unlike the majority of prospects in the Detroit system, there are a number of options available to the 6-foot-4, 207-pound Seider. The most obvious, of course, would be that he comes to training camp with the Wings in the fall, knocks everyone’s socks off and makes the big club.
If not, Seider could be assigned to AHL Grand Rapids. He was selected by the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack in the CHL Import Draft, so that’s another possibility but a remote one at that. If he goes there, under CHL rules Seider could not be recalled to the pros until the conclusion of his junior campaign.
He can go with the status quo and return to play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) with Adler Mannheim, the team he played for last season. They are defending league champs. Seider is currently back in Mannheim training with the team, and seems to favor this option if he’s not going to be with the Red Wings next season.
Duff continues, and I’m fairly certain that Seider will play with Mannheim for one more season.