ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced Wednesday that the club has recalled goaltender Ben Bishop from the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. In addition, the club has assigned goaltender Chris Holt to Peoria.
Bishop, 22, made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut in a relief effort this season on Oct. 24, 2008 vs. Los Angeles, becoming the tallest goaltender to play in the history of the NHL at 6’7”. He made his first career NHL start on Oct. 25, 2008 collecting his first win after defeating Florida 4-0 in a combined shutout. Bishop has played in a total of five games with the Blues this season, posting a 1-1-1 record, a 3.18 goals against average and a .890% save percentage. He has played in 33 games this season with the Rivermen, registering a 15-16-1 record, a .897% save percentage along with a 2.81 goals against average.
Bishop was originally St. Louis’ third round selection, 85th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Holt, 23, made his Blues debut on Feb. 18 at Columbus. He has played in 13 games with the Rivermen this season, posting a 7-5-0 record, a .932 save percentage and a 1.70 goals against average.
The South Surrey, British Columbia native was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the sixth round, 180th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and was signed to an NHL contract by the Blues on Oct. 31, 2008.