The St. Louis Blues announced the re-signing of goaltender Ben Bishop Tuesday. The one-year, two-way contract, enables Bishop to battle it out with Brian Elliott for the back-up role behind starter Jaroslav Halak.
Bishop, who will make $600,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the AHL, will keep the competition level high among the reserve goaltenders on the Blues roster.
A third-round draft pick in 2005 by the Blues, Bishop, 24, owns a 4-5-1 record in 13 career NHL games. With a 2.83 goals-against average and a .896 save- percentage, there’s plenty of room for improvement for the six-foot-seven youngster, who has shown flashes of great potential in his short stint with the big club.
In his 121-game minor league career, Bishop has a 57-50-8 record, with a 2.70 GAA and a .904 save-percentage.