Bishop gets $29.5 mil­lion from the Stars

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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.

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