There's a rare chance a player can score when a, 6 feet and 7 inches tall, giant is standing in front of 4 feet high goal post. Ben Bishop was labeled as future prospect of Ice Hockey when he debuted with Peoria Rivermen in 2005. Whatever the attacker does, goaltender Ben Bishop didn’t let anything slip under his knees. The giant guard who helped his national team to notch up the 3rd place finish in 2013 World Championship was listed in 2016 NHL All-Star Game.
How Much Is Ben’s Net Worth?
His excellent record in front of goals made him the hot prospect in the ice hockey world. In 2017, his expiring contract with Los Angeles Kings prompted Dallas Stars to make mega money offer for the goaltender. Subsequently, on May 12, 2017, it was announced that he signed a six-year contract with the Dallas which worth $29.5 million.
The talismanic goaltender is set to earn $4.917 million as an annual salary in 2017. His eye-watering salary and endorsement deals elevate his net worth to astonishing figure.
Career And Professional Life
The tallest goaltender in the history of NHL is the humongous presence in front of goal. Before converting to the keeper, he played as forward until the age of eight. After getting his graduation from the University of Maine, he played for the Texas Tornado of North America Hockey League (NAHL) where he recorded five shutouts and had goals against average (GAA) of 1.93 second best in the entire league.
He made his NHL debut in 2008 where he played against Manny League in the second period of the game. The talismanic Goaltender played out most of his career in NHL. He recorded his career-best stats while playing for Tampa Bay Lighting where he had GAA of .926 and was boosted by eight shutouts including two in the playoffs in the 2015-2016 season.
Ben Bishop Married His Fiancé Andrea; Have Children?
The gigantic presence in goal but those blue eyes are meant to melt some serious heart. But sadly for fans of Ben, he is already taken. Ben Bishop has been married to Andrea, a daughter of David and Kathy Lynne Talmadge. Hearts of many fans are bound to be broken as he already walked down the aisle with her fiancé in July 2017.
The giant can make a horse look smaller when compared to him let alone Andrea. Andrea and Ben possess a significant height difference, but that’s not what matters until and unless they love each other. The couple started dating for ages before their married. The two even was engaged to each other.
Ben Bishop poses with Andrea, who is two years younger than him (Photo: heavy.com)
Ben and his wife often attend public events, giving the glance of their extravagant romantic love life to audiences. On 22 June 2016, he posed for a photo with his wife while attending the NHL Awards ceremony. And it was the moment where the pair revealed their engagement for the first time as Andrea was seen wearing a beautiful engagement ring
Recently, on 1 March 2018, The NBC Sports confirmed that his wife was due to give birth to their first baby, Ben IV by the end of June. However, he and his wife, Andrea has hidden the information about their baby for now.
Though Ben has secluded the information about his baby, he was spotted enjoying the Halloween party with his spouse, Andrea. On recent Halloween party, Ben, who transformed himself into one of the characters from Beauty And The Beast, spent his night enjoying with Andrea and capturing beautiful pictures together.
Ben’s Injury Problem
Athlete and Injury these days are synonyms to each other. The high octane matches and the flow of adrenaline combine to form a deadly combination, but at the same time, it makes the player prone to injury.
The Dallas Star is goaltender but has faced few injury problems in his career. During 2013-2104, he landed awkwardly and was helped off with ice that ended his season earlier than expected.
In 2015, Stanley Cup Final, he revealed that he tore his groin while facing Brad Richards shot and said that he needed to rest during offseason to get back to best form.
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Ben’s Short Bio And Family
Benjamin Manning Bishop III took his first breath on 21st November 1986 in Denver Colorado. He was born to parents Ben Bishop JR. and Cindy Bishop. The player who currently ages 30 was born to athlete's blood as his grandfather Ben Bishop SR. was a professional tennis player.
The goaltender possesses a gigantic height of 6 feet and 7 inches and has decent body shape for an athlete. Ben belongs to white ethnicity and has American Nationality.