Ben Bishop

Posted: February 26, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Ottawa Senators

REUTERS/Mike Carlson

The Good: Thanks to his incredible height, Bishop gives shooters very little net to aim for. But despite his size, he is deceptively quick, and often relies on his athleticism to make saves. He is a good technical goaltender who covers his angles well. Bishop is known for being aΒ take-charge puck-handler and flashes excellent fluidity and awareness.Β During his time with theΒ Peoria Riverman of the AHL, Bishop cemented himself as the leagues top goaltender, something backup goaltender Jake Allen did the season before. With his new one year, one way deal, it’s almost certain he will play backup to Craig Anderson in Ottawa in 2012-2013, and will likely steal wins. as a starter.Β 

The Bad: Β Bishop sometimes lets himself get out of position trying to handle pucks, but this can be fixed over time. He occasionally drops to the ice too quickly and gets out of his stance, leaving him vulnerable. Ottawa has Robin Lehner tabbed as the goalie of the future in Ottawa, so Bishop has a lot of pressure on him, which can be a good or bad thing.

Awards and achievements

  • Won 2005 NAHL National Championship
  • Winning goaltender in 2005 NAHL All-Star Game
  • Named to first All-Rookie NAHL team, 2004–05
  • Named Texas Tornado Rookie of the Year, 2004–05
  • Hockey East Rookie of the Week four times during 2005–06
  • Hockey East Rookie of the Month in October 2005 and February 2006
  • Named to NCAA All Regional Team in Albany 2006
  • Inside College Hockey Player of the Month in October 2006
  • Hockey East Player and Goaltender of the Month in October 2006
  • Named to Florida Classic All Tournament Team in 2007
  • Named to NCAA All Regional Team in Rochester in 2007
  • Hockey East Goaltender of the Month in October 2007
  • Named to Second Team All Hockey East 2008
  • AHL All Star game MVP in Feburary 2012

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2004–05 Texas Tornado NAHL 45 35 8 2 2577 83 5 1.93 .920 11 9 2 660 30 0 2.73 .891
2005–06 University of Maine HE 31 21 7 2 1728 64 0 2.22 .908 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2006–07 University of Maine HE 34 21 9 2 1907 68 3 2.14 .923 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2007–08 University of Maine HE 34 13 18 3 1972 80 2 2.43 .920 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2007–08 Peoria Rivermen AHL 5 2 2 1 302 12 0 2.38 .908 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2008–09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 33 15 16 1 1898 89 1 2.81 .897 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 6 1 1 1 245 12 0 2.94 .893 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2009–10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 48 23 18 4 2793 129 0 2.77 .901 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
NHL totals 6 1 1 1 245 12 0 2.94 .893 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”

Drafted:Β 85th overall,Β 2005
St. Louis Blues

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