Signed as a free agent by California, March, 1975. Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Protected by Minnesota prior to Cleveland-Minnesota Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978. Traded to Detroit by Minnesota with the rights to Don Murdoch and Minnesota's 1st round choice (Murray Craven) in 1982 Entry Draft for Detroit's 1st round choice (Brian Bellows) in 1982 Entry Draft, August 21, 1981. Traded to Washington by Detroit with John Barrett for Darren Veitch, March 10, 1986.
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