DobberProspects’ Zahorak talks Wings prospects in Sweden

DobberProspects’ Tomas Zahorak posted an “SHL Report” for November of this year, and he mentions Moritz Seider, Joe Veleno, Albert Johansson and Lucas Raymond in his SHL prospect update. Among his observations are the following:

Moritz Seider, RHD, Rögle BK (Detroit Red Wings): What a debut month for Seider! Two goals and seven points in his first eight games in the SHL speak for itself. The 19-year-old Red Wings prospect has quickly become one of the most important players on the team. Since his arrival, he has been paired with former Devils and Avalanche defenseman Éric Gélinas, who has taken the german youngster under his wing. 

Seider has been given a lot of trust from the coaching staff as well. He has been a vital part of the team’s second power play unit and penalty kill, which has been strongly reflected in his average ice time (19:38). He has been steady, reliable, very efficient in all situations, and I think he is going to be even better down the line. 

Albert Johansson, LHD, Färjestad BK (Detroit Red Wings): A complete, fearless player. Johansson has done a lot of good work since the season began. He has been one of the most exciting prospects to watch, mainly because of his offensive boldness and great confidence. He likes to take the puck on his stick, rush up the ice, and create some stir in the offensive zone with a smart shot or a very well executed pass to his teammates. 

Sometimes he does not even look like a defenseman out there, but more like a fourth forward with a responsible defensive game. It is just great to see that he has been having a lot of fun out there. As every month passes by, he seems to be closer and closer to being ready for the NHL. 

Continued with observations on Veleno and Raymond…

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