Restricted free agent Clark Bishop and the Carolina Hurricanes agreed to a new contract on Monday – one that will see Bishop play a fourth professional season for the organization that drafted him.
Bishop, who signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina, played his first 20 NHL games for the Hurricanes last season plus two more in the Stanley Cup playoffs. With the Checkers, the two-way center recorded six points (3g, 3a) and 56 penalty minutes in 38 regular-season contests before chipping in three more points in the playoffs, including a shorthanded goal in the decisive Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final series against the Toronto Marlies.
Bishop joins Alex Nedeljkovic as restricted free agents from the Checkers’ Calder Cup champion team that have agree to new deals with the Hurricanes. Meanwhile, defensemen Trevor Carrick, Haydn Fleury and Roland McKeown still await new deals.