Mar 19, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) saves a shot during the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

NHL News: Ben Bishop, Lightning Agree to Extension

Goaltender Ben Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lighting have agreed to a two-year contract extension. According to ESPN.com NHL insider Pierre LeBrun, the deal is worth $5.95 million per season.

Bishop emerged onto the scene last season in Tampa Bay as he posted Vezina Trophy worthy numbers, compiling a 37-14-7 record with a .924 save percentage and a 2.23 goals-against average.

Bishop was indeed nominated for the Vezina Trophy this past season, but he finished third in the voting behind Semyon Varlamov and winner Tuukka Rask.

As the Lightning were about to enter the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Bishop injured his arm and was forced to sit throughout Tampa Bay’s first round series against the Montreal Canadiens. The Lightning were swept by the Canadiens.

Before suiting up for the Lightning, Bishop played for the St. Louis Blues for two seasons and the Ottawa Senators for two seasons.

In 108 career games, Bishop has a 55-31-11 record with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage.

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