Claimed by Anaheim from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to NY Islanders by Anaheim for Tom Kurvers, June 29, 1994. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from NY Islanders, April 10, 1995.
We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5