Red Wings draft Moritz Seider with sixth overall pick

Posted at 7:44 PM, Jun 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-22 19:44:57-04

(WXYZ) -- The Detroit Red Wings selected defenseman Mortiz Seider with the sixth overall pick in the NHL Draft Friday night.

The German-born Seider played 29 games for Manheim of the DEL this past season, helping lead his team to a championship. Seider also served as team captain for Germany's tournament win at the 2019 World Junior Championships (Division 1A.)'s mock draft described Seider as "(needing) to develop physically, but his skating and offensive skill makes him a prospect with huge upside."

Cameras captured Seider's expressive reaction when he became Steve Yzerman's first draft pick as Red Wings general manager.

Right, Moritz? 😂 #NHLDraft

— NHL (@NHL) June 22, 2019