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Ben Bishop | Goalie | #30

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 216
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (85) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Ben Bishop was pulled in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Czech Republic.
The game was tied 2-2 late in the second period when Bishop allowed Andrej Sustr to score from a seemingly impossible angle. That's when things fell apart for the USA, as the Czechs scored less than one minute later to stretch their lead to 4-2 before the end of the second frame. Bishop didn't go return to the net for the start of the third period. Cory Schneider took his spot and stopped all seven shots he faced in the final period. Sep 22 - 11:19 PM

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Ben Bishop will start for Team USA against the Czech Republic on Thursday.

Bishop turned aside 22 of 24 shots while playing in parts of a pair of exhibition contests against Canada, but this will be his first appearance in the tournament proper. Team USA has already been eliminated though after losing to Europe and Canada, so this final game of the round robin schedule really only serves as a high-level preseason game for Bishop before he returns to Tampa Bay.
Sep 22 - 11:56 AM

Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy could start and finish the 2016-17 campaign on the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"That's certainly an option for us," GM Steve Yzerman said. "And it's not a bad option." Bishop hasn't had any talks with Tampa Bay about an extension and he can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year. He has been the subject of trade rumors, but keeping him on the roster may give the Lightning their best shot at a Stanley Cup championship.
Sep 8 - 2:48 PM

Ben Bishop thought he was going to be traded to the Calgary Flames this off-season.

There was talk that the Lightning were planning to move Bishop, but it hasn't happened yet. "It looked like for a little bit it was going to happen," Bishop said. "At kind of the last minute (the Flames) went out and got (Brian) Elliott. It was close, but there was never … It wasn’t that close, obviously." With Andrei Vasilevskiy in the fold and Bishop entering the final year of his contract, a trade is still possible.
Sep 2 - 10:29 PM

Ben Bishop (ankle) says he's feeling good.

This is a big year for Bishop, as he'll be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. "I feel good," said Bishop. "I've been doing rehab all summer, and I'm stronger this summer than I was last summer going into camp as far as test results. That's a good thing." Bishop is one of the three goalies that will be representing Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey.
Aug 29 - 7:14 PM

Ben Bishop (ankle/shin) should be ready for Team USA's World Cup camp, according to Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman.

Bishop has been recovering from a high-ankle and shin sprain, which he suffered in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. It sounds like the injuries won't be an issue going into the regular season.
Jul 28 - 9:01 AM

Ben Bishop (ankle/shin) is slated to get back on the ice Tuesday.

It will be the first time this off-season that he has skated since he suffered a high-ankle and shin sprain in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Jul 26 - 8:28 AM

Darren Dreger told TSN 1050 that it would make sense for the Dallas Stars to eventually acquire Ben Bishop.

"Jimmy Nill felt like he rectified the situation of goaltending this past year in Dallas," Dreger said, referring to the Stars' general manager. "Yet as the season wore on, and into the playoffs, goaltending became a bit of a question mark for them again, and a bigger one as Nill and the Stars went into the offseason. But it’s still a little premature to push the panic button there." Dreger also noted that the asking price for Bishop has to be high and given that Bishop is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in 2017, there's also a chance that he'll end up walking away. Still, after Tampa Bay inked Andrei Vasilevskiy to a three-year, $10.5 million deal, it's likely that the Lightning would at least be open to a trade.
Jul 4 - 6:40 PM

Don't expect anything to happen quickly with regards to Ben Bishop.

Tampa Bay's decision to ink Andrei Vasilevskiy to a three-year, $10.5 million deal has raised questions about Bishop's future with the club. Bishop has one year left on his contract, but after that will the Lightning be interested in paying him starter money on top of Vasilevskiy's $3.5 million annual cap hit? Bishop's people haven't been told that he'll be dealt yet and an extension seems unlikely in the near term. Tampa Bay could simply enter the season with both goaltenders and make their decision towards the trade deadline or next summer.
Jul 1 - 3:16 PM

Ben Bishop's agent, Allain Roy, said everything was "quiet" Tuesday morning regarding news on the trade front.

Bishop has a list of teams he can be traded to without his permission, as part of his partial no-move clause. GM Steve Yzerman is expected to field calls for Bishop at the NHL Draft, but he doesn't have to move him yet. He said after the season that he is comfortable going into 2016-17 with Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy as his goalies.
Jun 21 - 12:29 PM

Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones believes the timing is right for the Lightning to trade Ben Bishop.

Jones supports that notion by saying: "Bishop gets hurt too much, he's due too much money, the Lightning has a hot prospect who is ready to be a No. 1 goalie. And chances are, the Lightning is going to lose a goalie in the next year or two anyway." Bishop has one more year left on current contract and he is eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer. Tampa Bay also has to get key restricted free agents like Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn signed. Andrei Vasilevskiy, who would become Bishop's replacement, can be a restricted free agent next summer as well. Bishop is an excellent goaltender and would be a hot commodity if the Lightning made him available.
Jun 20 - 9:43 AM

Ben Bishop said his ankle/shin injury is getting better.

He has been working out at Amalie Arena and said the ailment won't impact his off-season preparations. Bishop strained ligaments in that area during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final and he wasn't able to return during Tampa Bay's series defeat against Pittsburgh.
Jun 9 - 9:52 AM

Ben Bishop strained ligaments around his ankle/shin area in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He was still experiencing some problems when he went into down into the butterfly, but felt he was getting close. Bishop said he might have been ready for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final had the Lightning advanced.
May 27 - 5:22 PM

Ben Bishop wasn't ready to return in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final because of a lower left leg injury.

"It wasn't really much of a thought," Bishop said before the game. "I'm not there yet. You want to be out there, but it's not that close yet." He was hoping to be back during the Stanley Cup Final, but the Lightning were eliminated by Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
May 27 - 8:50 AM

Ben Bishop (lower body) felt Tuesday's skate is the best he's had so far.

"It's been a big improvement the last three days as far as how it feels," Bishop said. "It's still not quite there, I'm still favoring it a little bit. It's a process, you can't just jump right in. It's encouraging at least the last three days you're really seeing the improvement, moving a little bit better." Bishop isn't available for Game 6 on Tuesday, but he hopes to be available for the Stanley Cup Final should the Lightning advance. Tampa Bay can clinch its spot with a win Tuesday night.
May 24 - 5:56 PM

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C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cory Conacher
6Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
5Jeremy Morin
6Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Slater Koekkoek
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy