AHL First All-Star Team (1976, 1978, 1979) Eddie Shore Award (AHL Outstanding Defenseman) (1978, 1979)
Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, September 23, 1975. Traded to Detroit by Philadelphia with Steve Coates, Bob Ritchie and Dave Kelly for Rick Lapointe and Mike Korney, February 17, 1977. Traded to Philadelphia by Detroit for cash, November 1, 1977. Claimed by Washington from Philadelphia in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1981.
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