Traded to Tampa Bay by Dallas for Benoit Hogue and Tampa Bay's 6th round choice (Michal Blazek) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 21, 1999. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury vs. NY Rangers, December 19, 1999. Missed majority of 2000-01 and 2001-02 due to knee injury vs. NY Islanders, October 10, 2000.
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