At 6’7″(2.01 m) tall, Ben Bishop stands head and shoulders above his Ottawa Senators teammates. Born November 21, 1986, Bishop played his minor league hockey with the Peoria Rivermen of the AHL and did a brief stint with the St. Louis Blues of the NHL before coming to the Sens.
Nicknamed “Big Ben”, Bishop is the tallest goalie to ever play in the NHL
On February 26, 2012, Bishop was traded to the Ottawa Senators for a second-round draft pick in the 2013 draft. An injury to starting goalie Craig Anderson forced Ottawa to acquire the American Hockey League’s top goaltender at the time. Bishop responded by posting 2 straight wins in his first two outings as a Senator.
Bishop has been stellar of late in goals for the Binghamton Sens of the AHL. Ben is expected to battle for the back-up job in Ottawa behind veteran Craig Anderson.