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Hunter Bishop History
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 02:18 PM
2008-09: Bishop returned to college hockey after playing with BCHL Vernon in 2007-08. As a Vernon Viper, Bishop was MVP of Interior League, Captain of Allstar team, and had 57 season goals, breaking Vernon Viper record for individual player. In 42 games with Ohio State he scored 14 goals with 17 assists and was +24 (they had the #1 line in the CCHA for plus minus) with 18 PMs. The Buckeyes finished fifth in the CCHA and received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after winning just twelve games the previous year. Bishop had the only goal against Boston.
2009-10: Bishop signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Montreal Canadians in March and made his pro debut with Hamilton (AHL) after concluding his junior season with Ohio State. Bishop played nine regular season games with the Bulldogs and scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was +5 for Hamilton. In 12 AHL playoff games he saw limited ice-time and had 1 assist with 6 PMs with an even plus/minus. In what was a disappointing college season both personally and team-wise, Bishop appeared in 33 of 39 games for Ohio State as a junior, tallying 15 goals with 14 assists. He had 18 PMs and was +4 for a Buckeyes team that was under .500 and failed to return to the NCAA tournament after losing in the CCHA playoffs to Miami. Bishop had a five-point night vs. Notre Dame in the CCHA playoffs March 5 with first college career hat trick and two assists; first five-point game for a Buckeye since Hugo Boisvert in January 1999 and set a Buckeye record for points in a postseason game; hat trick, the fifth in the postseason in OSU history.
2010-11: Bishop had a non-descript first season in pro hockey – splitting the year between Hamilton (AHL) and ECHL Wheeling. Bishop missed the start of the season due to a training camp injury, playing his first game in the ECHL with Wheeling on November 6th. He played nine games with the Nailers before being promoted to Hamilton, where he spent the rest of the season. In 34 AHL regular season games he scored 4 goals with 4 assists and was +7 with 10 PMs on a Hamilton team that won the North Division. In 12 playoff games for Hamilton he had 1 assist and was an even plus/minus with 6 PMs. In nine ECHL games with Wheeling he scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was -3 with 4 PMs.
2011-2012 Bishop had a good training camp. Suited up for a Montreal vs Buffalo exhibition game. Got injured in the second period of the game and was out the remainder of the year. Won The North American Van Lines Man of the Year Award (formerly the H.E.C.F.I. Community Leadership Award)
(Selected by the Hamilton Bull
dogs front office staff)
Hunter Bishop and Brendon Nash – over 50 community appearances this season.