According to Detroit Hockey Now’s Kevin Allen, Red Wings rookies Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond’s contracts officialy toll this evening vs. Montreal:
Seider has logged less than 20 minutes in a game only once thus far, and he has played as many as 26:31 (against Florida). He owns a 50.8 Corsi rating, which is an indicator of puck possession when he’s on the ice. He has nine hits and 11 blocked shot.
Tonight will be his 10th game, meaning he officially burns up one seasons of his entry level contract. The same goes for Lucas Raymond. That means both will become restricted free agents in 2024.
It may not be an ideal situation for the Red Wings to have both Seider and Raymond negotiating a new deal at the same time. Younger defensemen in particular, Cale Makar and Charlie McAvoy for example, are getting more lucrative deals. McAvoy had only played 235 NHL games when the Bruins committed $9.5 million per season him. Makar had played 101 games when the Colorado Avalanche gave him $9 million per season for six years.
Both Raymond and Seider could be looking for big paydays in 2024. Filip Hronek will also be an RFA that year. Dylan Larkin, Jakub Vrana and Alex Nedeljkovic will be an unrestricted free agent this season.