Bishop, Ben

Bolts Give Bishop 2 Year Extension

TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Bishop, 6-foot-7, 214 pounds, posted a 37-14-7 record last season in 63 games. He also recorded a .924 save percentage and a 2.23 goals-against average. He ranked fourth in the NHL for games played and wins, as well as seventh for save percentage and goals-against average. Bishop’s five shutouts placed fifth in the NHL and were the second-most ever posted in franchise history. He set Lightning single season records for wins, save percentage and goals-against average. Bishop set the franchise mark for most saves in a game on January 19 at Carolina with 48. His 1,625 saves were the second most in a season by a Lightning goaltender. His successful season led to a nomination for the Vezina Trophy, given annually to the player voted to be the league’s best netminder.

Lightning Give Bishop 2-Year Extension

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Bishop, 6-foot-7, 214 pounds, has played in six games with the Lightning after being acquired from the Ottawa Senators at the April 3 trade deadline. He has posted a 2-3-0 record with a .916 save percentage and a 3.21 goals-against average. Bishop made his Bolts debut on April 4 at Carolina, stopping all 45 shots he faced for a shutout. He was the second goalie in franchise history to post a shutout in his Lightning debut (Dwayne Roloson, January 4, 2011) and tied the franchise record for most saves in a shutout (Daren Puppa, November 27, 1995). He has played in a total of 19 games this season with Tampa Bay and Ottawa, recording a 10-8-0 record with a .920 save percentage, 2.68 goals-against average and two shutouts.

Ben Bishop

Basics

Type: 
BP Alumni
Position: 
Goaltender
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.07
Weight: 
216
Born: 
11/21/1986
Age: 
29
Hometown: 
St. Louis, MO
Acquired: 
Acquired in a trade with Ottawa on April 3, 2013
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
#1 Goaltender

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2005
Drafted By: 
St. Louis Blues
Round: 
3
Pick No.: 
85
Draft Team: 
Texas (NAHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
08/02/2014
Contract Type: 
One-way
Contract Length: 
2 years
Cap Number: 
$5 950 000
Contract Start Year: 
2015
Contract End Year: 
2017
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$5 950 000
Salary: 
$5 950 000

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2003-2004 St. Louis AAA Blues U16T1EHL U1611 1.73 -|      
 2004-2005 Texas TornadoNAHL45 1.93 .920|Playoffs11 2.73 .891
 2005-2006 Univ. of MaineNCAA30 2.22 .908|      
 2006-2007 Univ. of MaineNCAA34 2.14 .923|      
 2007-2008 Univ. of MaineNCAA34 2.43 .920|      
  Peoria RivermenAHL5 2.38 .908|      
 2008-2009 St. Louis BluesNHL6 2.94 .893|Playoffs0 - -
  Peoria RivermenAHL33 2.81 .897|      
 2009-2010 Peoria RivermenAHL48 2.77 .901|      
  USAWC1 0.00 1.000|      
 2010-2011 St. Louis BluesNHL7 2.76 .899|      
  Peoria RivermenAHL35 2.56 .914|Playoffs1 2.03 .895
 2011-2012 Peoria RivermenAHL38 2.26 .928|      
  Ottawa SenatorsNHL10 2.48 .909|      
  Binghamton SenatorsAHL3 2.35 .944|      
 2012-2013 Ottawa SenatorsNHL13 2.45 .922|      
  Binghamton SenatorsAHL13 2.59 .928|      
  Tampa Bay LightningNHL9 2.99 .917|      
  USAWC5 2.83 .876|      
 2013-2014 Tampa Bay LightningNHL63 2.23 .924|      
 2014-2015 Tampa Bay LightningNHL62 2.32 .916|Playoffs25 2.18 .921
 2015-2016 Tampa Bay LightningNHL61 2.06 .926|Playoffs11 1.85 .939
 2016-2017 Tampa Bay LightningNHL- - -|      
  USAWCup1 6.00 .800|      

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