Lightning trade Conacher, pick to Sens for Bishop
OTTAWA (AP) — The Ottawa Senators traded goaltender Ben Bishop to the Tampa Bay Lightning for rookie forward Cory Conacher and a fourth-round draft pick.
The 23-year-old Conacher has nine goals and 15 assists in 35 games this season for the Lightning
Ottawa has struggled to score goals due to injuries to Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson and are 24th in the league averaging 2.42 goals per game. So, Conacher’s 24 points immediately make him the Senators’ leading scorer as well as their leader in goals.
Bishop posted an 8-5 record, a 2.45 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage in 13 games for Ottawa. Bishop was acquired by the Senators last season just before the trade deadline after starting goalie Craig Anderson was injured.