Bishop gets $29.5 million from the Stars
FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Stars have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a six-year, $29.5-million deal.
General manager Jim Nill announced the terms Friday, less than a week after acquiring rights to the 30-year-old Bishop from the Los Angeles Kings for a fourth-round pick in next month’s draft. Bishop was set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer had Dallas not signed him before July 1. The Stars see the two-time Vezina Trophy finalist as their new starter in net after using both Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi last season, when they failed to make the playoffs.
The 6-foot-7 Bishop played just seven games after the Kings acquired him from Tampa Bay to play alongside Jonathan Quick. Los Angeles still failed to make the playoffs for the second time in three seasons.