Attack Take Two Germans in 2018 CHL Import Draft
The Owen Sound Attack held two picks in the 2018 CHL Import Draft on Thursday, the 45th overall pick in the first round and the 105th spot in the 2nd round, both of which they made known yesterday they intended to use.
Attack General Manager Dale DeGray used both picks to select German born players picking Manuel Alberg with the 45th overall pick and Moritz Seider with the 105th overall pick.
"I am really happy with how this years import draft worked out" said DeGray. "We were able to get the two guys we really wanted and provide our organization with quality players."
A native of Koln, Germany, Alberg played last season with the Kolner EC Jr team where he found the back of the net 24 times and added 26 assists in just 39 games. He also added 1 assist in three playoff games.
"Manuel has a great skill set and is a good skater" said DeGray. "He is a guy that is going to be considered by NHL teams for the 2019 NHL Entry draft."
Alberg has also competed internationally for Germany in 2017-18, playing for the U18 team at the IIHF World Division 1A championships. In five games he had 1 goal and 4 assists.
Seider, a native of Zell (Mosel), Germany stands at 6-foot-4-inches and 183-pounds. He played last season with Jungalder Manheim U19 where he had 10 goals and 17 assists in 26 games. He also played four games for Alder Manheim.
"Moritz is an absolute stud of a defencemen who is slated to go in the first round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft" said
DeGray. "He's a special player that we feel we can have a real positive impact with his development towards taking the next step in his hockey career."
Seider also competed internationally this season recording 1 goal and 3 assists in 5 games at the IIHF Divison 1-A U-18 World Championships, where he was teammates with the Attack's 45th overall pick Manuel Alberg. He also recorded 1 goal in 5 games while competing the IIHF Division 1A U-20 World Championships.
The Attack will now turn their attention to preparing for training camp which opens Monday, August 27th at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.