The Tampa Bay Lightning announced they have agreed withBen Bishop on a two-year contract extension. Terms were not disclosed.

The 6-foot-7 Bishop has played in six games with the Lightning since being acquired from the Ottawa Senators for Cory Conacher and a fourth-round draft pick. He has posted a 2-3-0 record with a 3.21 goals-against average and .916 save percentage.

Bishop made his Lightning debut on April 4 at Carolina, stopping all 45 shots he faced to become the second goalie in franchise history to post a shutout in his Lightning debut (Dwayne Roloson, Jan. 4, 2011) while tying the franchise record for most saves in a shutout (Daren Puppa, Nov. 27, 1995).

He has played in a total of 19 games this season with Tampa Bay and Ottawa, recording a 10-8-0 record with a 2.68 GAA, .920 save percentage and two shutouts.

Bishop, originally a third-round pick of the St. Louis Blues in the 2005 NHL Draft, has played in 42 career NHL games, compiling a 17-16-3 record with a 2.67 GAA and .912 save percentage.


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