Ben Bishop
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Ben Bishop

Hometown:

St. Louis Missouri

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-11-21

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2005

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2005

Height:

6-7

Acquired:

Trade with Ottawa, 2013

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2004-05: Ben Bishop posted some impressive numbers for Texas this season. He went 35-8-0 in 45 appearances that included five shutouts, along with a 1.93 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. His 35 wins led the NAHL, while both his GAA and save percentage ranked second. His outstanding season earned him a spot on the NAHL All-Rookie Team as well as a nomination for USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year. Bishop was chosen by the St. Louis Blues in the third round, 85th overall, of the 2005 NHL Draft.

2005-06: An NCAA freshman with the Maine Black Bears, Bishop was given the starting job and didn’t disappoint. He posted an impressive 13-5-2 record within the Hockey East conference, and his 2.28 GAA was one of the nation’s best amongst freshman goaltenders. Bishop was victorious in nearly 70 percent of his win/loss decisions.

2006-07: Bishop started the first 27 games of the season for the Maine Black Bears (Hockey East) and played 34 games total, the fourth-most in a season by a Maine goalie. His 819 saves on the season were fifth-most in a single season at Maine. He posted a 2.14 goals against average and a .923 save percentage; his GAA was eighth in the nation and his save percentage was ninth. He recorded three shutouts on the season and he posted a career-high 42 saves against UMass-Lowell on Jan. 6. He was named to the NCAA East Regional All-Tournament team, earned Hockey East Goaltender of the Month honors for October and also the Hockey Commissioners Association Player of the Month award in October.

2007-08: In his third season with the University of Maine, Bishop posted a 13-18-0 record, finishing with a 2.43 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. He was named to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team for his efforts. He also played in five games with Blues affiliate Peoria (AHL), where he went 2-2-0 with a 2.38 GAA and a .908 save percentage.

 

Talent Analysis

Thanks to his incredible height, Bishop gives shooters very little net to aim for. But despite his size, he is deceptively quick, and often relies on his athleticism to make saves. He is a good technical goaltender who covers his angles well.

 

Future

Bishop was dealt by the Ottawa Senators to the Tampa Bay Lightning at the 2013 NHL trade deadline in a deal that sent Cory Conacher to the Senators.

 

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