Ottawa Senators Wunderkind Tim Stuetzle spoke with the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch regarding his summer spent training in his hometown of Mannheim, Germany; Stuetzle is a pal of Red Wings prospect Moritz Seider, who moved to Mannheim as a teenager to play in the Adler Mannheim’s system. So, per Garrioch, we receive a glimpse into the Summer of Seider:
Stuetzle skated with Detroit Red Wings prospect Mortiz Seider, who was selected No. 6 overall in 2019 and played 49 games with the club’s AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids last season, along with winger Marc Michaelis, who was signed as a unrestricted free agent and suited up for 15 games with the Vancouver Canucks in 2020-21.
They were on the ice most days with a skills coach and a goaltender working on their games to get ready for camp. The last month or so that group has gotten bigger to include some injured players from Mannheim along with players from the German national team that were preparing for their season as well.
He said he has always been the kind of player who didn’t like taking much time away from the ice.
“I started skating really early, having fun and playing three-against-three,” Stuetzle said. “We had a group of about eight guys on the ice and sometimes a little bit less. Mannheim had to focus on (its) season and their training camp because the season started for them (Friday) and I’m just watching the game right now. I’m here in Ottawa to skate with the guys and today was my first day on the ice and we had a lot of fun.”
Continued; it’s good to know that Seider and Stuetzle were busy working on their skills and skating with professionals.
My understanding is that Seider is a lot like Dylan Larkin in that he’s a bit of a “rink rat” who’s hard to get off the ice or away from the rink for extended periods of time.