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B-Sens sign Bishop

October 15, 2012

The Binghamton Senators announced today that the club has signed goaltender Ben Bishop to an American Hockey League contract.

Bishop, 25, appeared in three games for the B-Sens last season after he was acquired by their National Hockey League affiliate, the Ottawa Senators, from the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 26. In those three games Bishop posted a 2-1-0 record with a 2.35 goals-against average.

Prior to the trade, he had spent the 2011-12 season with the Peoria Rivermen, the Blues' AHL affiliate, where he posted a record of 24-14-0 in 38 games, including a league-leading six shutouts.

The 6-foot-7, 215-pound native of Denver was named the most valuable player of the 2012 AHL All-Star Game after stopping 10 of 11 shots in the third period and four of four attempts in the shootout to help lead the Western Conference to an 8-7 victory. He was also named Reebok Top Goaltender during the All-Star Classic's skills competition.

Bishop has appeared in 162 career AHL games with Binghamton and Peoria, posting an 83-65-8 record with nine shutouts, a 2.59 goals-against average and .911 save percentage.