ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that the club has assigned goaltender Ben Bishop to the Blues' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.
Bishop, 21, made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut in a relief effort this season on Oct. 24 vs. Los Angeles, becoming the tallest goaltender to play in the history of the NHL at 6-foot-7. He made his first career NHL start on Oct. 25, collecting his first win after defeating Florida 4-0 in a combined shutout with goaltender Marek Schwarz.
Bishop has played in a total of three games with the Blues this season, posting a 1-0-1 record, a 2.41 goals against average and a .917% save percentage. He has also played in four games this season with the Rivermen, registering a 2-2-0 record, a .907% save percentage along with a 2.44 goal against average.
Bishop was originally St. Louis' third round selection, 85th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He spent three years at Chaminade High School in St. Louis before joining the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League following his junior year.