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Lightning reward Ben Bishop with 2-year extension

The Tampa Bay Lightning confirmed Saturday that they signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension reportedly worth $11.9 million US.

Goaltender reportedly to be paid $11.9 million US

Ben Bishop had a 37-14-7 record with a 2.23 goals-against average and five shutouts in 63 starts for the Lighting last season. (Mike Carlson/Getty Images))

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension reportedly worth $11.9 million US.

The team announced the signing Saturday.

Bishop, a Vezina Trophy finalist last season, went 37-14-7 with a 2.23 goals-against-average in 63 games.

He set team records for single-season wins and goals-against average.

Bishop has played in 108 games with the Lightning, Ottawa and St. Louis, going 55-31-11 with eight shutouts.

The extension runs through the 2016-17 season.

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