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A Two-Year Contract Extension For Ben Bishop In Tampa

TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. 

Bishop, 6-foot-7, 214 pounds, posted a 37-14-7 record last season in 63 games.  He also recorded a .924 save percentage and a 2.23 goals-against average.  He ranked fourth in the NHL for games played and wins, as well as seventh for save percentage and goals-against average.  Bishop’s five shutouts placed fifth in the NHL and were the second-most ever posted in franchise history.  He set Lightning single season records for wins, save percentage and goals-against average.  Bishop set the franchise mark for most saves in a game on January 19 at Carolina with 48.  His 1,625 saves were the second most in a season by a Lightning goaltender.  His successful season led to a nomination for the Vezina Trophy, given annually to the player voted to be the league’s best netminder.

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That’s some serious coin for one (albeit good) season as a starter. At least Stevie’s only on the hook for 2 years if he flames out.

Posted by Moose Moss on 08/02/14 at 06:06 PM ET

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Yep, that is a LOT of money.  At least it’s a short deal though…

Posted by Garth on 08/02/14 at 06:13 PM ET

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From Tampa’s viewpoint it’s easier to do this now.

If he has another season this year like he did last year, the price for those two years would be $7.5m per or something. Being in the Crawford range is quite a difference.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 08/03/14 at 04:34 PM ET

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