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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On February 25, 2017 at 7:35 pm EST

The Los Angeles Kings acquired goaltender Ben Bishop in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. They also received a fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

In exchange for Bishop and the draft pick, the Lightning received goaltender Peter Budaj, defenseman Erik Cernak and a seventh-round draft pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Tampa Bay will also receive a conditional pick in June’s draft.


Ben Bishop (Getty Images)

Bishop will back-up Jonathan Quick, who recently returned following a 73-game absence. He played in 3: games this season with a 16-12-3 record.

He also has a 2.55 goals-against average. Bishop also has one shutout and a .911 save percentage on the season.

Bishop has also played for the Ottawa Senators and the St. Louis Blues in his career. He has a 146-77-23 record in 263 games with 19 shutouts.

He has a 2.32 goals-against average in his career with a 9.19 save percentage.

The 34-year-old Budaj played in 53 games this season. He had a 27-20-3 record with a 2.12 goals-against average, which is third in the National Hockey League.

He also has a .917 save percentage. Budaj had seven shutouts, which is tied for the league-lead.

Budaj has played with the Colorado Avalanche and the Montréal Canadiens before joining the Kings.

In his career, he has a 152-127-39 record. He has a 2.66 goals-against average with a 9.05 save percentage. He also has 18 shutouts.

Cernak is 19-years-old and played in 40 games with the Erie Otters in the Ontario Hockey League. He has 17 points on the season.

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