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  • Bishop Re-signs (2yrs $5.95M AAV)

    Ben Bishop has extended his stay in Florida.

    The Tampa Bay Lightning signed the goaltender to a two-year contract extension on Saturday, keeping him with the team through the 2016-17 season. According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, the deal is worth $11.9 million, with a cap hit of $5.95 million per season.

    Bishop posted a 34-14-7 record last season with five shutouts in 63 games with the Lightning. He finished with a .924 save percentage and a 2.23 goals against average and was nominated for the Vezina Trophy.

    In 108 career games with the St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators and Lightning, Bishop has a record of 55-31-11 with 11 shutouts and a .920 save percentage with a 2.40 GAA.

    The Lightning acquired Bishop in exchange for forward Cory Conacher and a fourth-round draft pick in April, 2013.

    Bishop is entering the final year of a two-year, $4.6 million contract he signed prior to the 2013-14 season.
    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=458578

  • #2
    Re: Bishop Re-signs (2yrs $5.95M AAV)

    This is a decent deal, I think. I think he got paid a little more than I expected because he's not quite proven, but he is a great goalie.

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    • #3
      Re: Bishop Re-signs (2yrs $5.95M AAV)

      Yeah it is quite a bit, but at least it's short term, so if he doesn't live up to it, it's off the books in two years. The downside for Tampa is, with the way salaries are going up, if he does have two more great years, coming out of it they'll have to give him a long term contract at 7+ million.

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      • #4
        Re: Bishop Re-signs (2yrs $5.95M AAV)

        I've grown skeptical of meteoric rises in young goalies, but Bishop could be the real deal.

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        • #5
          Re: Bishop Re-signs (2yrs $5.95M AAV)

          Bishop has the size and the skills to be an elite goalie in the future. We're going to have fun comparing Lehner and Bishop for years to come

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