Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop ranked fourth on NHL Network’s new countdown series Top 10 Goalies Right Now this past Saturday night, ranking the best goalies in the National Hockey League.
Bishop finished one spot ahead of 2011 William M. Jennings Trophy winner Cory Schneider of the New Jersey Devils and one spot behind 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings.
NHL Network’s Tony Luftman and Mike Johnson counted down the best goalies based on player performance over the past several seasons, with an emphasis on the 2015-2016 season. The ranking also weighted projected performance in the 2016-2017 season, taking into account players returning from injury and young players expected to break out.
NHL Network’s Top 10 Goalies Right Now
1. Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals
2. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
3. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings
4. Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning
5. Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils
6. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
7. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks
8. Martin Jones, San Jose Sharks
9. Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins
10. Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators
Continuing its new slate of offseason programming, NHL Network will rank the best players across the National Hockey League in four new countdown series, starting with its lists of the best position players: Top 20 Forwards Right Now, Top 20 Defensemen Right Now, and Top 10 Goalies Right Now.
Seven Hart Memorial Trophy winners, three Vezina Trophy winners and five Calder Memorial Trophy winners are among the ranking in NHL Network’s five-part series Top 50 Players Right Now, continuing Saturday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. ET with players ranked 40-31. Following the completion of each show, viewers can visit NHLNetwork.com for videos on the latest rankings.