Ottawa Senators Acquire Minor League Goalie Ben Bishop From St. Louis Blues
The Ottawa Senators No. 1 goaltender Craig Anderson is out of action after slicing his hand open in a kitchen mishap and to make up for their lost goalie the team on Sunday acquired minor league goaltender Ben Bishop from the St. Louis Blues.
Bishop made the most of Anderson’s mishap by signing a $650,000 one-year deal with the Senators.
Bishop is a 6-foot-7 team worthy goal who only fell down the Blues depth chart when Brian Elliott emerged as the teams No. 2 and began sharing time with Jaroslav Halak.
In a statement from the St. Louis Blues front-office general manager Doug Armstrong said of Bishop:
“I would like to thank Ben for his time in our organization. He was a professional on and off the ice for us and we wish him nothing but the best in Ottawa.”
Picked up in the 2005 entry draft Ben Bishop was chosen 85th overall and the 25-year-old appeared in 13 NHL games. This season Ben Bishop was playing with the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League where he was an All Star goalie.
For their trade the St. Louis Blues will receive a second-round draft pick in 2013.
Do you think Ben Bishop was the right acquisition for the Ottawa Senators given their immediate need for an experienced NHL ready goalie?