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Ben Bishop | Goalie | #30

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 216
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (85) / STL
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After failing to acquire Cam Talbot and settling for Antti Niemi, Stars GM Jim Nill has said that Bishop was his 'Plan A' this time around.
"We've been watching Ben for a while," said Stars general manager Jim Nill, who has been rumored to have interest in Bishop for more than a year. "There are only so many elite goalies in the league. When you have a chance to acquire one of those goalies, it became a priority for us." After failed experiments with Antti Niemi, Kari Lehtonen and Jack Campbell, Stars fans will be hoping their goaltending issues will finally come to an end now that Bishop has signed a six-year deal with the team. The Stars will likely buy-out the final year of Niemi's deal if Vegas chooses not to select him in the upcoming expansion draft. The Stars have a chance to return as one of the NHL's best teams if they get solid goaltending in the upcoming NHL campaign. May 27 - 10:42 AM

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Ben Bishop believes he's a perfect fit for the Dallas Stars.

After trading for his rights earlier in the week, the Stars signed Bishop to a six-year, $29.5 million contract on Friday. "I'm happy with the team, I'm excited about what we can do, and I wanted to get it done," said Bishop. "I think this is a good fit, and I'm ready to go right now. I just like everything that I see there. I honestly can't wait to get down there and start working out and then get the season started. I'm ready to go." Bishop will go into next season as the undisputed number one goalie.
May 13 - 10:47 AM

The Dallas Stars and Ben Bishop have agreed to a six-year, $29.5 million contract.

That's a substantial commitment given that Bishop is coming off a somewhat rough campaign where he posted a 2.54 GAA and .910 save percentage in 39 games. At the same time, Bishop was a Vezina Trophy finalist in 2014 and 2016, so that deal could end up paying off handsomely for the Stars. The Stars need to do something with their goaltending situation as Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi are both signed for 2017-18 with a combined cap hit of $10.4 million.
May 12 - 11:34 AM

Ben Bishop is excited to potentially join the Dallas Stars.

"I don't want to get ahead of myself, because I know we have the negotiating process to go through, but I'm excited," said Bishop, a Colorado native who played for the Texas Tornado in 2004-05. "I know the area down there, I graduated from Frisco High School, and I know how passionate the fans are there. I was just really excited to hear the news." He can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but contract talks with the Stars are expected to start soon.
May 10 - 1:14 PM

Stars GM Jim Nill plans to start talking contract with Ben Bishop and his representatives in the next few days.

Dallas acquired the rights to Bishop on Tuesday in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2017. If the two sides can agree to terms on a new deal and prevent Bishop from becoming an unrestricted free agent then he will be the team's number one goaltender in 2017-18.
May 9 - 5:59 PM

Dallas has acquired the rights to Ben Bishop from Los Angeles in exchange for a 2017 fourth-round pick.

The pick originally belonged to Montreal and it was obtained in the Jordie Benn trade. Bishop had an 18-15-5 record with Tampa Bay and Los Angeles in 2016-17. He posted a 2.54 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in 39 appearances in what was a down year for him. Bishop was second in Vezina Trophy voting in 2015-16 and third in 2013-14. The Stars hope he can bring some much-needed stability to the team's crease situation next year if they get him signed to a contract. Bishop is eligible for unrestricted free agency on July 1.
May 9 - 5:39 PM

Ben Bishop allowed four goals on 24 shots and took the loss in a 4-1 decision against Calgary on Thursday.

It has been a tough year for Bishop who has changed teams and has had to split starts on both teams. He has 18 wins in 39 games and a 2.54 goals-against-average to go with a .910 save percentage.
Apr 7 - 2:51 AM

Ben Bishop is projected to play on Thursday.

That's based on the fact that he was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate. He has a 2.50 GAA and .911 save percentage in 38 games this season.
Apr 6 - 1:56 PM

Ben Bishop blocked 25 of 26 shots in a 4-1 win against Calgary to keep the Kings’ playoff chances alive Wednesday night.

Bishop earned his second win in a row for Los Angeles, which is also only his second win for the team since being traded from Tampa Bay. Dougie Hamilton scored on Bishop early in the first to give Calgary their only lead of the night. Bishop blocked all 24 shots that followed giving his team a chance to make four unanswered goals. He ended the night with a save percentage of .962.
Mar 30 - 12:31 AM

Ben Bishop will tend the net against the Flames on Wednesday.

He's 1-2-2 with 12 goals against and a .900 save percentage thus far with the Kings. For the season, he has a 17-14-5 record with a .910 SV% and 2.54 GAA.
Mar 29 - 8:38 PM

Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 19 shots in picking up a win for the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday against Winnipeg.

It was the first win he's picked up for the Kings since coming over in a deadline deal from Tampa Bay. He's had three quality starts since coming to Hollywood though. His numbers over the season have been fairly decent with a 2.54 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage in 37 appearances.
Mar 24 - 4:40 AM

Ben Bishop will probably get his fifth game with the Kings on Thursday against the Jets.

Bishop has gone 0-2-2 with 10 goals against with an .899 save percentage. For the season, the veteran netminder has gone 16-14-3 with a 2.56 GAA and a .910 save percentage.
Mar 23 - 5:12 PM

Ben Bishop made 14 saves on 16 shots in the Kings' 5-2 loss to Calgary on Sunday.

Bishop came in to relieve Jonathan Quick in the first period after he allowed two early goals. Bishop fared better, but ultimately allowed the game winner and thus his record falls to 16-14-5 this season with a 2.56 goals against average and .910 save percentage.
Mar 20 - 12:52 AM

Ben Bishop blocked 30 of 32 shots in regulation and turned aside another nine in a shootout as the Kings lost 3-2 to the Coyotes.

Bishop is now 0-1-2 with the Kings, which is all the more disappointing because he ended his time with the Lightning one a five-game winning streak. His overtime losses came with save percentages of .933 against the Flames on February 28 and .938 against the Coyotes, so it is difficult to blame him for the lack of success.
Mar 15 - 2:05 AM

Ben Bishop will be between the pipes in Tuesday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

This will be Bishop's first start in four games. He has a 16-13-4 record with a 2.58 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage.
Mar 14 - 10:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Radek Faksa
4Devin Shore
5Justin Dowling
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Mattias Janmark
RW1Ales Hemsky
2Brett Ritchie
3Jiri Hudler
4Curtis McKenzie
D1John Klingberg
2Dan Hamhuis
3Esa Lindell
4Stephen Johns
5Patrik Nemeth
6Jamie Oleksiak
7Julius Honka
8Greg Pateryn
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Ben Bishop
3Antti Niemi