Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, June 27, 1996. Claimed by New Jersey from Philadelphia in NHL Waiver Draft, September 28, 1997. Played w/ RHI's Edmonton Sled Dogs (5-4-6-10-2) and Las Vegas Flash (9-5-7-12-34) in 1994.
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