ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Ben Bishop from the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. In addition, the Blues have assigned goaltender Marek Schwarz to Peoria.
Bishop, 21, has played in five games this season with the Rivermen, registering a 2-2-0 record, a .901 save percentage along with a 2.44 goals against average. The 6-7, 210-pound netminder played in five games for Peoria last season after signing a contract with the Blues on March 11, 2008. He posted a 2-2-1 record, a .908 save percentage along with a 2.25 goals against average.
Bishop registered a 55-34-7 career record in three seasons at the University of Maine ranking third all-time in games played (99), second in saves (2,399), fifth in wins (55) and fourth with a 2.29 goals against average.
He was originally St. Louis’ third round selection, 85th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Bishop 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.
Schwarz, 22, has appeared in one game for the Rivermen this season, posting a 0-1-0 record along with a .839 save percentage.
The Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic native was originally drafted as the Blues first round selection, 17th overall in the 2004 Entry Draft.