#1 is an obvious choice:
1. Moritz Seider, defenseman
Drafted: First round 2019 (No. 6)
2019-20 club: Grand Rapids (AHL)
2019-20 stats: 49 GP, 2 G, 20 A, 22 PT, 28 PM
The future could be now for the big, mobile, puck-moving defenseman who is poised to anchor Detroit’s blue line for many years. Seider will have an excellent opportunity to earn a roster spot in camp after a solid rookie season in Grand Rapids, where he logged a lot of minutes and played in all situations. He has tremendous hockey sense and makes good decisions with the puck. He is playing for his German club, Mannheim, during the pandemic.