St. Louis Blues goalie Ben Bishop makes a stop in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a one-year, two-way contract.
The 24-year-old Bishop, who is from suburban St. Louis, was 3-4 with a 2.76 goals-against average and .899 save percentage last season with the Blues. He's expected to compete for the backup goaltender spot behind Jaroslav Halak.
The six-foot-seven, 215-pound Bishop spent most of last season at Peoria, Ill., of the AHL, going 17-14-2 with a 2.55 GAA. He was a third-round pick of the Blues in the 2005 draft.