Lightning goalie Ben Bishop says anyone would love a long-term deal, especially coming off a season in which he was a Vezina Trophy finalist as the league's top goalie.

But Bishop, 27, was more than happy to receive a two-year, $11.9 extension Saturday, which with a no-trade clause will keep him in Tampa Bay through the 2016-17 season. Bishop, in his first full season as a No. 1 goalie, went 37-14-7 with a 2.23 goals against average, with coach Jon Cooper saying he was the main reason the Lightning made its turnaround and reached the playoffs.

"I had one really good year this year - I think I've still got to prove myself," Bishop said. "I want to be consistent year in and year out. I don't want to be a one-hit wonder. I want to be even better this year. I thought it was a fair deal on both sides."

Bishop, who had one year and $2.3 million left on his current deal, said it was important to get an agreement done this summer so it's not "hanging over my head" during the season. The security is key, especially considering Bishop is coming off right wrist surgery and his season ended in April with a disclocated left elbow.

But Bishop, who had the screws in his wrist removed Tuesday, plans to return to the ice this week, joking to see if he "remembers how to skate." He plans to be ready for training camp in mid-September.