Ottawa Senators star Marian Hossa is in the minority.
Just 11 NHL players - including Hossa - invoked their right for salary arbitration Wednesday, the deadline to file under the guidelines of the new collective bargaining agreement.
Also opting for arbitration were Brenden Morrow of Dallas, Shawn Horcoff of Edmonton, Paul Mara of Phoenix, Mattias Ohlund of Vancouver, Dick Tarnstrom and Josef Melichar of Pittsburgh.
The New York Islanders featured the highest number of players, with Trent Hunter, Justin Papineau, Mike York and Brent Sopel filing. York and Sopel were acquired in trades with Edmonton and Vancouver, respectively, last week.