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.
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.
|2003-2004||St. Louis AAA Blues U16||T1EHL U16||11||1.73||-||||
|2005-2006||Univ. of Maine||NCAA||30||2.22||.908||||
|2006-2007||Univ. of Maine||NCAA||34||2.14||.923||||
|2007-2008||Univ. of Maine||NCAA||34||2.43||.920||||
|2008-2009||St. Louis Blues||NHL||6||2.94||.893||||
|2010-2011||St. Louis Blues||NHL||7||2.76||.899||||
|Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||9||2.99||.917||||
|2013-2014||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||63||2.23||.924||||
|2014-2015||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||62||2.32||.916|||||Playoffs||25||2.18||.921|
|2015-2016||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||61||2.06||.926|||||Playoffs||11||1.85||.939|
|2016-2017||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||32||2.55||.911||||
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