2010-11: Clark Bishop played for the St. John’s bantam AAA team and skate for Team Newfoundland in the 2011 Canada Winter Games. He had 2 assists and 4 penalty minutes in six games at the Canada Winter Games.
2011-12: Bishop was the fourth-leading scorer for the St. John’s Privateers midget AAA team as a 15-year-old. He scored 18 goals with 20 assists and had 45 penalty minutes in 23 regular season games. The Privateers won the Newfoundland Labrador league championship and lost to Moncton in the Atlantic Region championship game; just missing a trip to the 2012 Telus Cup. In eight playoff games Bishop scored 3 goals with 6 assists and had 10 penalty minutes. Bishop was selected by Cape Breton in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft.
2012-13: Bishop skated for Cape Breton in his first QMJHL season and played for Canada Atlantic in the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 8 goals with 14 assists in 58 games and was -30 with 33 penalty minutes. The Screaming Eagles had the QMJHL’s worst record and were one of two teams to miss the playoffs. Bishop scored 3 goals with 2 assists and had 8 penalty minutes in five games for Canada Atlantic at the WHC.
2013-14: Bishop was named an assistant team captain for Cape Breton in his second season and skated for Canada in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and U18 World Junior tournaments. He played 56 regular season games for the Screaming Eagles, missing nine games in November with a hand injury, and scored 14 goals with 19 assists; finishing minus-8 with 54 penalty minutes. Cape Breton finished second in the Maritimes before being swept by Gatineau in a first round playoff series. Bishop had 1 goal and was minus-7 with 8 penalty minutes in four playoff games. He scored 1 goal and was plus-2 with 4 penalty minutes in five games as Canada captured a gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka tournament. In the WJC he had 1 assist and was plus-1 with 2 penalty minutes in seven games as Canada finished third. Bishop was selected to play for Team Orr in the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. He was ranked 104th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Carolina in the fifth round (127th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
2014-15: Bishop attended his first NHL training camp with Carolina before being returned to Cape Breton of his third season of junior hockey. A team captain for the Screaming Eagles, he battled an injury throughout the season, scoring 19 goals with 16 assists and finishing +1 with 54 penalty minutes in 38 games; missing the Subway Series against Russia in November due to the injury. Cape Breton finished fifth in the Maritimes Division and lost to Quebec in a seven-game series in the first round in the QMJHL playoffs. Bishop scored 5 goals with 3 assists and was -1 with 4 penalty minutes in the series.
Bishop is a grinding forward who takes care of things in his own end first. His speed and skating ability help him at both ends of the ice. While he may never be a top-line offensive talent, his on-ice intelligence and physical attributes make him the perfect definition of a safe pick. A hard working, heart-and-soul type player.
Bishop returned to Cape Breton for his fourth QMJHL season with the Screaming Eagles following NHL training camp with Carolina. Once again a team captain for the Screaming Eagles, he is expected to be among the offensive leaders in 2015-16 while providing a physical edge. Long-term, his primarily role at the NHL level is expected to be that of a physical, energy forward though his scoring output suggests there may be a bit more to his game.