Bishop traded to Senators
Former Tornado goaltender Ben Bishop has been traded from the St. Louis Blues to the Ottawa Senators and joins Stephane Da Costa as the two former members of the Tornado now playing with the Senators organization.
Bishop played with the Tornado in 2004-2005 and posted a 35-8-5 record, a 1.93 GAA and a .920 SV%. Following his season with the Tornado, Bishop was drafted by the Blues in the third round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft before spending three seasons at the University of Maine. Bishop then joined Peoria, the Blues’ AHL affiliate, at the tail-end of 2007-2008, playing in five games with the Rivermen that season. Bishop split time between Peoria and St. Louis over the last four seasons and has appeared in 13 NHL games in his professional hockey career. The 6’7” goaltender has a career record of 4-5-1, with a 2.83 GAA and a .896 SV%.
This season with Peoria, Bishop had been with 24-14-0 with a 2.26 GAA and .928 SV%. His save percentage is currently tops in the AHL, while he was named the MVP of the league’s All-Star Game earlier this season.