RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has re-signed forward Clark Bishop to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2019-20 season. The deal will pay Bishop $700,000 at the NHL level and $65,000 at the AHL level with an $80,000 guarantee.
"Clark is a reliable, two-way center," said Waddell. "He filled in nicely at the NHL level when we had some injuries last season, and we look forward to his continued development."
Bishop, 23, recorded three points (1g, 2a) in 20 NHL regular-season games with the Hurricanes last season. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 20 vs. Colorado and registered his first career NHL points with a goal and an assist on Nov. 30 vs. Anaheim. The 6'1", 199-pound forward also made his NHL postseason debut in 2019, skating in Games 1 and 2 of Carolina's Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Islanders.
The St. John's, N.L., native posted six points (3g, 3a) in 38 AHL regular-season games with the Charlotte Checkers in 2018-19. He added three points (2g, 1a) in 16 AHL playoff games in 2019 as the Checkers captured their first-ever Calder Cup Championship. At the AHL level, Bishop has tallied 40 points (12g, 28a) in 148 career regular-season games and five points (4g, 1a) in 24 career playoff games. He was drafted by the Hurricanes in the fifth round, 127th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft.