Mo ice, Mo points. (Yeah, yeah. I’ll never make it as a rapper.) Oh well. The point still stands: There’s been a strong correlation between Brad Marchand getting more ice time and Brad Marchand recording more points. In 2015-16, Marchand’s time on ice jumped nearly two minutes from the previous year. Last year, that number got a 50-second bump, and this year, another 90 seconds on average per game have been tacked on. Marchand is four seconds shy of averaging 21 minutes a night this season. It’s certainly paid in dividends for Marchand’s Boston Bruins. His first major jump in ice time saw him record career-high numbers at that point with 37 goals and 61 points in 77 games in 2015-16. Last year, and with another ice-time bump, Marchand struck again – this time to the tune of 39 goals and 85 points.
Brad Marchand thriving with more ice time
Pro Hockey Talk | Dec 19