Foxy Friday: Ben Bishop

Hello, Foxy Friday.  We’ve missed you.  We’ve often spent your time doing actual work (that we didn’t do all week), when we should’ve spent the day more enjoyably.  Like this.

Foxy Friday: Ben Bishop


You probably heard the Tampa Bay goalie’s name a lot right after you didn’t hear it at all – Ben was not chosen for the 2014 US Men’s Olympic Team.  You’re hearing it again now, because the re-injured knee of Detroit’s Jimmy Howard may open a Sochi roster spot for Bishop after all.

2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Men's World Championship

If that doesn’t work out, Ben could spend those two weeks smiling into a mirror and feel better.  Or at least we’d feel better.


Olympics aside, let’s talk foxiness.  Ben is a giant – really, he’s 6’7″.  The high heels in our closets just gave a dreamy sigh.  He’s 27, from Denver and has no bio on the Lightning website.  That’s helpful.  A man of mystery, perhaps?


Being a goaltender sounds like a brilliant job for a guy that leaves so little room in the net.  Ben started his career with a short stint in St. Louis (just 13 games over 2 years), before being traded to Ottawa.   He played 23 games over almost 2 seasons for the Sens, shuttling between their AHL Binghamton counterpart.  I put that in just because it’s Upstate NY.


At the 2013 trade deadline, Bishop was sent to Tampa Bay in return for Cory Conacher’s eyebrows and a 4th round draft pick.  He played 9 games for the Bolts last year, but this season is when things really got rolling.


Post-game interview – Jan. 17, 2014 (loss)

Appearing in 37 of the Lightning’s 51 games this season, Ben’s record is 25-6.  He’s got a League-leading .934 save percentage and 1.96 goals-against average (3rd in the NHL).  Tampa Bay is 2nd in the Atlantic (though they have the same 65 points as leader Boston) and third in the East.


Let’s recap: foxy stats, tall guy, nice smile… what else do you need?  How about a photo with BU alum and Original Foxy Friday Matt Gilroy?


Check.  I don’t see much on Ben – favorite movie, food, other things we can adore or tease him for.  He does like most sports except basketball, so that’s our style [link]. Anyone got a secret file on this guy?  Until then, enjoy a highlight reel  video from the first 20 games of this season…


and a picture of Ben making this full-grown man look like a child.


Haha.  Happy Friday!

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  1. This has helped me at least as much as the cold meds that I’m taking. Thank you, ladies!

    And I hope Ben gets a spot in Sochi. He deserves it.

  2. I 100% approve of this Foxy Friday choice! Ben is super dreamy and a total sweetheart. I’m so glad they went somewhere his talents are being appreciated and (sorry Jimmy Howard) I hope he gets a chance to go to Sochi

  3. jana Reply

    Oh, good! Thank you, WUYS! I’ve been meaning to look him up since hearing about him post-Olympic teams news. Such a cutie! And I’m always a sucker for American hockey players …

  4. BishPlease! Reply

    Excellent choice. Love that smile! I’m actually on board with him NOT going to Sochi. I want to keep all our players here, safe and sound, uninjured, and ready for a playoff run. Olympics shmolympics.

  5. Michelle Reply

    Is that last pic Marty St Louis? Hha!

  6. Sabrina Reply

    Ummmm….. Am I the only one who thinks he and James Neal are supersecretoneofthemwasadopted brothers?…. One this is certain: PANTS, you have a type!!! (I believe we have the same one… only I like tattoos and a badass attitude. Do we know that about him??)

  7. I’ve always referred to him as “The Tree” because of his height. I remember back when he was playing for the Peoria Rivermen, the former St. Louis AHL team, and when I talked to people about him, I had to start calling him this so that they would know who I was talking about. However, I do not remember thinking he was this adorable, I mean just look at that smile! What a cutie!