Moritz Seider, Detroit Red Wings defenseman, skates with the puck wondering about his new contract
Get the buzz on Moritz Seider's contract talks. Will he stay in Detroit?

Moritz Seider’s entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings is set to expire, and the young German star is primed for a massive payday.

Seider has been a revelation for the Wings since winning the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie in 2021-22. He’s a foundational piece of Detroit’s rebuild, and locking him up long-term is a top priority.

Will Moritz Seider Get a Massive Payday from Detroit?

Luke Fox of Sportsnet believes that Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman is unlikely to try and underpay his star defenseman. Fox throws out an intriguing prediction: an eight-year deal for Seider with an average annual value (AAV) of $8.6 million. While that sounds like a hefty price tag, it could quickly turn into a bargain considering Seider’s immense potential.

Comparable defensemen around the league, such as Cale Makar (Colorado Avalanche) and Adam Fox (New York Rangers), command salaries north of $9 million per season. Seider’s upside suggests he’ll eventually be in that top tier of NHL blueliners. Getting him locked in now at a slightly lower AAV is smart business for Yzerman long term.

The Red Wings will need some clever salary cap maneuvering to make this deal work, but Seider’s future in Detroit seems secure. He’s an indispensable part of this exciting young core and will be patrolling the Motor City’s blue line for years to come.

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