Ben Bishop Traded To LA Kings


The Tampa Bay Lightning have dealt goaltender Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings per TSN's Bob McKenzie.


The 30-year-old owns a 16-12-3 record this season with a 2.55 goals against average and a .911 save percentage.

Bishop posted a career-best 2.06 goals against average and .916 save percentage while winning 40 games last season.  The Vezina Trophy runner-up last season is playing in the final year of a two-year, $11.9 million deal. He waived a full no-movement clause in the deal.

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(via Tampa Bay Lightning Communications) - The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired goaltender Peter Budaj, defenseman Erik Cernak, a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft as well as a conditional pick in 2017 from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for goaltender Ben Bishop and a fifth-round selection in 2017, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. 

Budaj, 6-foot-1, 196 pounds, has played in 53 games with the Kings this season, posting a 27-20-3 record with a 2.12 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage with seven shutouts. Budaj, 34, has appeared in 350 NHL games with Los Angeles, the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche, with a 152-127-39 record with 18 shutouts.

Cernak, 6-3, 221 pounds, has skated in 41 games with the Ontario Hockey League's Erie Otters this season, registering three goals and 17 points, along with a plus-27 rating. The 19-year-old defenseman has played in 82 career OHL games with Erie, recording seven goals and 32 points with a plus-34 rating.

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