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Ben Bishop

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Biographical Info

Standing at 6’7, Ben Bishop is the tallest goaltender to ever play in the NHL. After playing minor hockey for the Kirkwood Stars and the St. Louis Jr. Blues, and junior hockey for the Texas Tornados of the NAHL, Bishop was drafted by his hometown St. Louis Blues in the 3rd round, 85th overall in the 2005 NHL Draft. After being drafted, Bishop would play 3 seasons of college hockey at the University of Maine, during which time he led Maine to 2 consecutive appearances in the Frozen Four. After completing his 3rd season at Maine, Bishop signed with the Blues. Bishop would spend 3 and a half seasons in the Blues organization, spending most of the time in the AHL with the Peoria Rivermen, but did appear in 13 games with the Blues. On February 26th, 2012, the Blues traded Bishop to the Ottawa Senators for 2nd round draft pick. Bishop, who at the time of the trade was leading the AHL in several statistical categories, finished the season with the Senators, appearing in 10 games for the team. After starting the 2012/13 season with the Senator’s AHL affiliate due to the NHL lockout, Bishop appeared in 13 games with the Senators after the NHL lockout ended. Midway through the 2013 season, Bishop was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, with whom he’d finish the season. Since being acquired by the Lightning, Bishop has emerged as an elite NHL goaltender, leading Tampa to 2 playoff appearances and a trip to the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals in his first 2 full seasons as the Lightning’s starting goalie.

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Updated 4 months ago.