Another Dallas Stars player has found himself among the best at his position, according to NHL Network.
After both John Klingberg and Miro Heiskanen were ranked in the top 20 NHL defensemen, Ben Bishop saw his name called as NHL Network revealed their top 10 goalies in the league right now.
The Stars finished second in team goals against average with 2.23, just 0.2 GAA behind the New York Islanders.
After finishing second in the Vezina Trophy voting at the end of 2018-19, Bishop was ranked the third best goalie in the NHL, behind Vezina winner Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Sergei Boborovsky who signed with the Florida Panthers in the offseason after spending the last seven seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Bishop’s season was marred by injury, limiting him to 46 games of action in the regular season. Bishop was forced to miss a week or more of action during the season on four separate occasions, the longest of which was a three-week stint in February.
Despite battling injuries throughout the year, Bishop lead all qualified goaltenders in save percentage and finished second in GAA, which resulted in the Stars making it to Game 7 in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Stars will need Bishop, and Anton Khudobin to play at a high level once again to compete in the stacked Central Division.
Bishop was the highest ranked goalie in the Central, with Jordan Binnington of St. Louis and Pekka Rinne of Nashville coming in at eight and nine respectively.