Ben Bishop gave it one last shot to return to hockey last year before ultimately deciding to hang up the skates for good, but he didn’t stay away from the game for long. On Monday afternoon Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill announced that Bishop was hired on as a player development coordinator. The news was not ultra surprising as Bishop had been seen around the Stars practice facility as well as being present during the Stars development camp earlier this summer.
Bishop became part of the Stars organization in 2017 after being traded from the Los Angeles Kings for a 4th-round draft pick where he would then sign a 6-year contract. Bishop played in 413 games in the NHL amassing 222 wins with 33 shutouts and a 2.32 GAA.
Bishop brings a load of experience to the player development role and will surely be a sound voice in the ear of recently re-signed goaltender Jake Oettinger as well as the rest of the Stars organization. Names like Stankoven, Johnston, Bourque, and goaltenders Remi Poirier and Adam Scheel are all now in better hands with the addition of Bishop, who calls Dallas home.
As for the other bit of news everyone is hoping to hear, no. There is nothing new on the Jason Robertson front. Sorry.