Duff: Moritz Seider named Alliance of European Hockey Clubs’ ‘Young Player of the Year’

Per Detroit Hockey Now’s Bob Duff:

Another week, another honor for Detroit Red Wings rookie defenseman Moritz Seider.

The Alliance of European Hockey Clubs (EHC) presented its Young Player of The Year Award for the 2020-21 season and it’s Seider who’s the winner. Seider played last season for Rogle of the Swedish Hockey League. He was named SHL defenseman of the year.

One of the other finalists for the award was Red Wings farmhand Jonatan Berggren. He’s currently playing for the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins. Last season with Skelleftea AIK, Berggren was seventh in SHL scoring.

Continued; here’s what the European Hockey Clubs’ website had to say about Seider:

Young Player of the Year – presented by Fjällräven

Moritz Seider (Rögle Ängelholm, SWE/SHL) – The 6th overall Draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 2019, Seider impressed everyone with his mature game. When opponents tried to get the young German to lose control, the teenager simply hit back with force. During the regular season, Seider collected 7+21=28 points in 41 games, while dishing out a team-high 91 hits and averaging almost 21 mins TOI. Seider led Rögle to the SHL finals and was named the league’s best defenceman. At the IIHF World Championship, the 20-year-old helped get Germany’s best result in 11 years while being named tournament Best Defenceman and elected to the Worlds’ All-Star Team.

Other nominees: Jonatan Berggren (Skellefteå AIK, SWE/SHL), Anton Lundell (IFK Helsinki, FIN/Liiga), Janis Moser (EHC Biel-Bienne, SUI/NL) Lukas Reichel (Eisbären Berlin, GER/DEL).

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