Early in this NHL offseason, the Dallas Stars made a move to shore up their mediocre goaltending situation by trading for and signing Ben Bishop.
Bishop, a Frisco High School grad, is both an upgrade over Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi and a man who is thankful for the chance to return home. But is he worth the six-year, $29.5 million contract Dallas gave him in May
He’s hovered around the .920 save percentage benchmark every year since 2012-13, but last year was his worst in that time period.
Bishop, who turned 30 in the second month of the season, had a .910 save percentage and is last in the league in high-danger save percentage over the last three years. His Goals Saved Above Average -- essentially the number of goals prevented based on quantity and quality of shots faced -- is 22nd in the NHL in the same time frame.
He’s in the upper half of the league in overall save percentage over those three years, but for a team that hung its goalies out to dry on too many occasions in 2016-17, the regression last year could be a red flag.
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