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by Paul on 02/26/12 at 01:28 PM ET
via John Shannon tweet,
As per @SunGarrioch, the Blues have indeed traded Ben Bishop to Ottawa
note: I would have pointed to Garrioch, but for some reason he has blocked me.
added 11:33am, via Elliotte Friedman tweet,
Bishop must play at least 30 minutes in 17 games, or he will be unrestricted. Even if he doesn’t re-sign, worthy move for Bryan Murray.
added 11:36am, via Jeremy Rutherford tweet,
The compensation for Bishop will be a draft pick, as high as a second-round pick.
Before trading G Ben Bishop to OTT for a 2013 2nd rd pick, STL signed him to a one-year, one-way contract.
That means the 30 minutes in 17 games is tossed out the door.
added 12:02pm, via McKenzie tweet,
Correction: Bishop’s new one-year, one-way deal done with OTT, not St. Louis.
added 1:07pm, Blues release on the trade can be read below…
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has acquired a second round draft choice in 2013 from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for goaltender Ben Bishop.
“I would like to thank Ben for his time in our organization,” said Armstrong. “He was a professional on and off the ice for us and we wish him nothing but the best in Ottawa.”
Bishop, 25, has appeared in 38 games with the Peoria Rivermen (American Hockey League) this season and has posted a .928 save percentage, a 2.26 goals against average and six shutouts along with a 24-14-0 record. The 6’7, 215-pound goaltender was recently named MVP of the 2012 AHL All-Star Game.
A native of St. Louis, Bishop was originally drafted by the Blues in the third round, 85th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He has played in 13 NHL games, registering a 4-5-1 record, one shutout, a .896 save percentage and a 2.83 goals against average.
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