Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, April 17, 2008. Traded to Minnesota by Philadelphia for Minnesota's 3rd round choice (later traded to Dallas, later traded to Pittsburgh Pittsburgh selected Jake Guentzel) in 2013 Entry Draft, June 27, 2011. Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota with Nick Palmieri for Mke Rupp, February 4, 2013.
We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5