An RFA at the conclusion of the 2012-13 campaign, he is in the midst of the second of a four-year contract he signed with Ottawa on 9/14/13.
2013-14: Established a new career high with six goals ... Ranked eighth among NHL defencemen and 23rd among all NHL players with 214 hits ... Played in the 100th game of his NHL career on Oct. 25 vs Anaheim (2-1 loss) ... Was suspended (two games) for the first time in his NHL career on Dec. 11 ... Reached 100 penalty minutes for his NHL career on March 8 at Winnipeg (5-3 win) ... Sustained a right hip strain on March 30 vs Calgary (6-3 win) causing him to miss the final eight games of the regular season.
2014-15 Season high: Blocked shots: 4, Jan. 3 at Boston (3-2 OT win)
Career game highs: Goals: 1 (15x) last: Jan. 13 at Dallas (5-4 loss); Assists: 3, 12/16/11 vs Pittsburgh (6-4 win); Points: 4, (1-3), 12/16/11 vs Pittsburgh (6-4 win)
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