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Ben Bishop’s NHL Career Is Officially Over

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A shocking revelation has been made about Ben Bishop today. After more than a year of trying to get back on the ice, the superstar goaltender has called it a career.

Bishop had surgery for a torn meniscus after the pandemic-altered 2019-2020 season and missed all of the shortened 2020-2021 season when Dallas missed the playoffs. After the surgery in 2020, Bishop was expected to return late last season but never did. He waived his no-movement clause for the expansion draft, and the Stars signed Braden Holtby in free agency. In hopes of returning to the Dallas Stars, Bishop would be loaned to the Texas Stars on a conditioning assignment.  In his first game and only game in the AHL, he allowed eight goals and finished the game with a .765 save percentage.

Before joining the Stars, he had also played with the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators. As Tampa Bay’s starter in 2014-2015, they were just two games short of winning the Stanley Cup. Bishop finishes with a career record of 222-128-36 with a 2.32 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in 413 games over 11 seasons with five teams. He was a three-time Vezina Trophy finalist, including with the Stars in 2018-19. The last game for Bishop was during the 2020 playoff bubble in Canada.

According to 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, he will remain under contract with the Stars until his final season in 2023. And with that, he was able to end his career somewhat on his terms. A bittersweet ending for a player beloved around Dallas, he did everything he could to leave a lasting impact. As a healthy goalie, he was an asset to any team. Now he enters the next phase of his life. 

Thank you, Mr. Bishop for everything you did for the Stars.

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