A-Mac in fact starts play tonight third in the NHL in ice-time with his 27:10 average, just behind Erik Karlsson (27:11). Ryan Suter has played far more than anyone else in the NHL (29:36).
At even strength, though, it is Travis Hamonic who leads the Islanders, and in face the entire NHL, in total 5-on-5 ice-time.
1 TRAVIS HAMONIC NYI 417.33
3 BROOKS ORPIK PIT 408.65
4 ANDREW MACDONALD NYI 403.95
5 P.K. SUBBAN MTL 399.72
(From behindthenet.ca) http://www.behindthenet.ca/nhl_time_on_ice_stats.php?ds=8&c=0+1+3+5+8
The Isles are one of two teams to have 2 players in the top 10 of 5-on-5 ice-time. Montreal's PK Subban and Andrei Markov are 5th and 10th.
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