– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Clark Bishop
on a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Bishop $575,000 in 2016-17, $650,000 in 2017-18 and $650,000 in 2018-19 on the NHL level, or $65,000 per season in the minor leagues. He receives a signing bonus of $210,000.
“Clark has shown improvement in each year of his career with Cape Breton,” said Francis. “He is a strong two-way player and a proven leader who has been part of his team’s leadership group for three of his four junior seasons.”
Bishop, 20, netted 16 goals and added 23 assists for a career-high 39 points in 50 regular-season games for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). The St. John’s, NF, native served as Cape Breton’s team captain for the second-consecutive season after being an alternate captain for the 2012-13 season. The Screaming Eagles currently lead Chicoutimi three games to two in the first round of the 2016 QMJHL playoffs.
Selected by the Hurricanes in the fifth round, 127th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft, Bishop (6’0”, 194 lbs.) has totaled 129 points (57g, 72a) and 227 penalty minutes in 202 career QMJHL games for Cape Breton. He has also participated in several international competitions, winning gold with Canada at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and totaling five points (3g, 2a) in five games for Canada Atlantic at the 2013 U-17 World Hockey Challenge.