Detroit Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider notched the Calder Trophy, which is given to the NHL’s rookie of the year, Tuesday (July 21) during the NHL’s awards ceremony in Tampa, Florida. The other two finalistic were Ducks’ Trevor Zegras and Maple Leafs’ Michael Bunting.
Red Wings’ Lucas Raymond also finished fourth in Calder Trophy voting. Meanwhile, Seider and Raymond were selected for the NHL’s 2021-22 All-Rookie Team.
“Mo had a tremendous season for the Detroit Red Wings and is very deserving of the Calder Memorial Trophy,” Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement. “He played his way into the role of a top-pair defenseman in the NHL as a 20-year-old, which is extremely difficult to do. He had a profound effect on our team during his rookie campaign and we look forward to his continued development.”
Seider marks the first Red Wings rookie to score the award since Roger Crozier in 1964-65.