By Jimmie Buss Source NHL.com – October 19, 2018 – 10:03:14If you’re looking for a good time to hit the ice, take a look at the top 10 players who have played most of their hockey on the east coast since the lockout shortened season began in January 2018.
The list includes three players who’ve been in the NHL for over a decade: Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Auston Matthews.
McDavid and Eichhel, the current NHL scoring leaders, are the last two players to start the season with a season-high in minutes played in their first two games of the season.
They’ve already put up more than 600 minutes on the season and both of them are in their second full seasons.
McDavid and Matthews, both 30-years-old and both in their third seasons, are playing with the Edmonton Oilers for the second time in their careers.
They’re currently tied for third in the league in scoring with 13 points (eight goals, six assists) and are tied for the lead in the team’s scoring race with 20 points (nine goals, 12 assists).
Matthews is playing with his third team in four seasons and has played with the New York Rangers and Nashville Predators.
McEichel was acquired from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Sami Vatanen on October 14, 2018.
McDonald also is coming off his second consecutive season of 30 goals and 40 points (25 goals, 25 assists).
McDonald had his best scoring season of his career in 2016-17 when he scored 42 goals and added 50 assists for 73 points.
McDaniels and Matthews are both 23-years old and have played together for the past two seasons.
McLeod has played for the Oilers since 2016 and was traded to the Oilers in July of 2018.
The Edmonton Oilers are currently second in the Pacific Division with a record of 11-8-2, and have a chance to clinch the second wild-card spot if they defeat the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night in Vancouver.