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Stars ink Bishop to six-year, $29.5-million contract

May 12th, 2017 at 9:50 AM
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The Dallas Stars have reached an agreement with ex-King Ben Bishop on a six-year, $29.5-million contract extension, as first reported by TSN’s Pierre LeBrun and the Dallas Morning News’ Mike Heika. Los Angeles had traded the goaltender to Dallas for a fourth round draft pick on Tuesday.

Bishop had been acquired along with a fifth round draft pick in exchange for prospect Erik Cernak and a seventh round draft pick on February 26. He went 2-3-2 with a 2.49 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage in seven games (six starts) with the Kings.

First off, congratulations to Bishop, who was friendly and a pleasure to work with and always had time to talk off-hand with the press. (That last part isn’t particularly important, but it did allow us to get to know him a little bit during his brief stay in Los Angeles.) He’s an enormous baseball and St. Louis Cardinals fan, and when he was traded to the Kings, he said he had really hoped to get to Dodger …

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Tags: Alumni, Ben Bishop, Contracts, Contracts and Finances, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Stars, Mike Heika

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