Blues Recall Ben Bishop
February 18, 2012
St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has recalled goaltender Ben Bishop from the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Peoria Rivermen.
In a related transaction, the Peoria Rivermen have signed goaltender Brad Fogal from the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones.
Bishop, 25, has appeared in 36 with Peoria this season and leads all AHL goaltenders with a .929 save percentage and six shutouts while his 23 wins (23-13-0) is tied for first and his 2.25 goals against average is fourth best. The 6’7, 215-pound goaltender was recently named MVP of the 2012 AHL All-Star Game.
A native of St. Louis, Bishop was originally drafted by the Blues in the third round, 85th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Fogal, 26, has recorded a 4-4-3 record in 11 games with the Cyclones after being signed on Dec. 4, 2011. He has a 2.78 goals-against average and 0.901 save percentage since being called up from the Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League. He was 6-2-0 with a 3.07 GAA and 0.909sv% in his 10 games with the Mallards.
A rookie out of Adrian College, he has previously served as a backup this season for the Rockford IceHogs.