Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ben Bishop
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POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 7"
CATCHES: Left
WEIGHT: 214
BIRTHDATE: 11/21/1986
AGE: 28
BIRTHPLACE: Denver, CO, USA
DRAFTED: STL: 2005-85 overall
Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2006) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2008) AHL Second All-Star Team (2012) Traded to Ottawa by St. Louis for Ottawa's 2nd round choice (Thomas Vannelli) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 26. 2012. Traded to Tampa Bay by Ottawa for Cory Conacher and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Ottawa selected Tobias Lindberg) in 2013 Entry Draft, April 3, 2013.
2013-14 SEASON: Appeared in 63 games for the Lightning, setting career-highs for wins (37), goals-against average (2.23), save percentage (.924), shutouts (five) and games played (63)…Ranked fourth in the NHL for wins, seventh for goals-against average, seventh for save percentage and tied for fifth for shutouts with five…Set new Lightning records in a season for wins, save percentage and goals-against average…Moved into second place for most saves in a season in team history with 1,625…Tied for second for most shutouts in a season by a Lightning goalie with five... Missed the final three games of the season with an upper body injury…Recorded a Lightning franchise-best 48 saves on Jan. 19 at CAR…Won eight of his first 10 decisions, a new Lightning record to start a season…2014 Playoffs: Missed all four playoff games with an upper body injury.


CAREER
2012-13: Played in 9 games with the Lightning, compiling a record of 3-4-1 with a 2.99 goals against average and .917 save percentage including a shutout…Recorded a shutout, making 45 saves, in his Lightning debut on 4/4 at CAR…Became the 2nd goalie in Lightning history to notch a shutout in his team debut (Roloson – 1/4/11)…Tied the Lightning franchise record for most saves (45) in a shutout on 4/4 at CAR, matching Daren Puppa (11/27/95)…Acquired from the Ottawa Senators on 4/3 in exchange for Cory Conacher…Played in 13 games with the Senators, compiling a record of 8-5-0 to go along with a 2.45 goals against average, .922 save percentage and 1 shutout…Recorded his 1st shutout of the season on 3/28 vs. NYR, making 24 saves…Played in 13 games with the Binghamton Senators (AHL), posting a record of 8-3-2 to go along with a 2.59 goals against average and .928 save percentage…Represented USA at the 2013 IIHF World Championships, helping them win the Bronze Medal…2011-12: Appeared in 10 games with the Ottawa Senators, posting a record of 3-3-2 to go along with a 2.48 goals-against average and .909 save percentage…Won his Senators debut on 3/6 at TBL in a 7-3 victory, registering 25 saves…Was acquired by the Senators from the St. Louis Blues on 2/26 for a 2nd-round pick…Started in 3 games with Binghamton (AHL), posting a 2-1-0 record…Prior to the trade to Ottawa, had appeared in 38 games with the Peoria Rivermen (AHL), compiling a record of 24-24-0, including 6 shutout victories, which ranked 1st among all AHL goalies…Was recognized as the MVP of the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic in Atlantic City, NJ…Was named to the 2011-12 AHL second all-star team..2010-11: Played in 7 games for the Blues, posting a 3-4-0 with a 2.76 goals-against average and .899 save percentage…Recorded his 1st career shutout on 2/25 at EDM…Appeared in 35 games with Peoria, posting a record of 17-14-2 to accompany a 2.55 goals-against average and .914 save percentage…Played in 1 playoff game with the Rivermen, stopping 17 of 19 shots faced…2009-10: Played in 48 games with Peoria, posting a professional career-high 23 wins and an overall record of 23-18-4 to go along with a 2.77 goals-against average and .901 save percentage…2008-09: Played in 33 games with the Rivermen, posting a record of 15-16-1 with a 2.81 goals-against average and an .897 save percentage…Made his NHL debut with the Blues on 10/24 vs. LAK and saw action in 6 games with St. Louis, posting a 1-1-1 record, 2.94 goals-against average and .893 save percentage…2007-08: Dressed in 5 games with Peoria, posting a 2-2-1 record along with a 2.38 goals-against average and .908 save percentage…Collegiate Career: Played in 99 games over 3 seasons with the University of Maine, compiling a record of 55-35-7 to go along with a 2.29 goals-against average and 5 shutouts…2007-08: Posted a 13-18-0 record in his final year at Maine, finishing with a 2.43 goals-against average and .920 save percentage…Named to the Hockey East second all-star team…2006-07: Played in 34 games with Maine, posting a 21-9-2 record with a 2.14 goals-against average…His 819 saves on the season were 5th-most in a single season at Maine…His goals-against average ranked 8th in the nation and his save percentage ranked 9th…Notched a collegiate personal-best 3 shutouts during the season…2005-06: Played in 31 games his freshman season, notching a record of 21-8-2 with a 2.28 goals-against average…Ranked among the top freshman goaltenders in goals-against average.