Traded to Pittsburgh by Washington with Kris Beech, Ross Lupaschuk and future considerations for Jaromir Jagr and Frantisek Kucera, July 11, 2001. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to finger injury vs. Syracuse (AHL), October 17, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), May 19, 2004.
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