Welcome to the party, bud (and it’s a rookie weekend kind of party)

The Hockey News’s Avry Lewis-McDougall posted “Three Things We Learned” from the past week in the NHL, and item #3 earns a, “Welcome to the party, bud” from Red Wings fans:

The Red Wings rookies came to play 

In Detroit, a pair of rookies have been making headlines in Red Wings colours in the form of Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider. In Detroit’s 6-3 win over Chicago on Sunday, Raymond would become the first teenager to record a hat trick since his GM Steve Yzerman did it twice to kick off his playing career.

Defenseman Moritz Seider is turning heads with five points in five games with the Red Wings and sitting third on team scoring. Seider is also getting attention for the reason why he picked No.53 for his jersey number. 

Seider going with Herbie’s number may be one of the most unique stories of a rookie deciding what to wear in the NHL. There is no word yet on if any other players around the league have used a Disney movie to decide what number they should go with.

  1. Seider and Raymond are the “real deal,” and that’s refreshing around here in Southeastern Michigan;
  2. And Ken Daniels told us that Seider’s grandpa was born in 1953, and when he passed away, Seider chose to stick with #53, so he didn’t just choose to keep his number because of a Disney movie.

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George Malik

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