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61: Hunter Bishop

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Hunter Bishop
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
United States
Playing position


The American forward arrived in Belfast from HC Innsbruck of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Bishop, who hails from Fairbanks, Alaska spent two years in the NCAA with Ohio State, grabbing 58 points (29 goals, 29 assists) in 75 total games before being called up by the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL for the remainder of the 2009/10 season.

Bishop appeared in 34 games with the Bulldogs in 2010/11 scoring four goals and four assists for eight points. He also spent time with the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers during his rookie season adding five points (two goals, three assists) in nine games.

Hunter signed with the South Carolina Stingrays in 2012/13, after missing 2011/12 with injury, and finished with 24 goals and 25 assists, good for 49 points in 48 games. That season he received AHL call-ups to Lake Erie Monsters, Rochester Americans and Manchester Monarchs.

Bishop remained with Manchester during 2013/14 and posted six goals and nine assists in 57 games before making the move to Europe for the first of four seasons.

Olimpija Ljubljana was Bishop’s first EBEL side as he posted 20 goals and 16 assists in 48 games for the Slovenian side. Bishop spent the next three seasons with HC Innsbruck and grabbed 67 goals and 42 assists in 151 games – helping his side to the playoffs in both 2016/17 and 2017/18.

Playing History

2018-2019Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP40123
2018-2019Belfast GiantsContinental Cup CUP627022
2018-2019Belfast GiantsEIHL343141519
2017-2018HC InnsbruckEBEL PLAYOFFS616112
2017-2018HC InnsbruckEBEL5416221638
2016-2017HC InnsbruckEBEL PLAYOFFS46112
2016-2017HC InnsbruckEBEL5422252449
2015-2016HC InnsbruckEBEL336181129
2015-2016Krefeld PinguineChampions HL CUP44000
2014-2015Olimpija LjubljanaEBEL4812201636
2013-2014Manchester MonarchsAHL PLAYOFFS40000
2013-2014Manchester MonarchsAHL57366915
2012-2013Rochester AmericansAHL10000
2012-2013South Carolina StingraysECHL4820242549
2012-2013Manchester MonarchsAHL PLAYOFFS40000
2012-2013Manchester MonarchsAHL2422325
2012-2013Cleveland MonstersAHL30000
2011-2012Hamilton BulldogsAHL00000
2010-2011Hamilton BulldogsAHL3410448
2010-2011Wheeling NailersECHL94235
2009-2010Hamilton BulldogsAHL PLAYOFFS126011
2009-2010Hamilton BulldogsAHL90235
2009-2010Ohio State Univ.NCAA3322151227
2008-2009Ohio State Univ.NCAA4220141731
2007-2008Vernon VipersBCHL PLAYOFFS1045914
2007-2008Vernon VipersBCHL6045574097
2006-2007Vernon VipersBCHL PLAYOFFS222614721
2006-2007Vernon VipersBCHL2416111526
2006-2007Univ. of North DakotaNCAA44011
2005-2006Vernon VipersBCHL PLAYOFFS108145
2005-2006Vernon VipersBCHL5639252954
2004-2005Cedar Rapids RoughRidersUSHL PLAYOFFS12000
2004-2005Cedar Rapids RoughRidersUSHL501721012
2003-2004Fairbanks Ice DogsNAHL523371421
2002-2003Fairbanks Ice DogsAWHL10101