Ben Bishop may not be on the Stars roster anymore, but he could soon be part of their front office.
Stars general manager Jim Nill said Bishop “would like to get into some type of management position,” and that the Stars are discussing that with him now. Bishop’s playing career ended last year following chronic knee injuries, and the Stars traded his contract to Buffalo earlier this month to create more salary cap flexibility.
“His resume, how he conducts himself, he’s a well-spoken man, got a passion for the game,” Nill said. “He’d like to continue to be in the game. We’re having some discussions with him about different positions, start to get his feet wet and see what comes out of it.”
Following the end of his career in December (Bishop is not technically retired yet because he is still under contract), Bishop served in a variety of roles for the Stars. He attended events for the Stars foundation, appeared at season-ticket holder events and joined the Bally Sports Southwest broadcast on its pre and postgame shows.
The Stars have welcomed plenty of former players into their front office over the years.
Rich Peverley began in player development before his promotion last summer. Sergei Zubov briefly served as an advisor to Nill. Marty Turco (Stars foundation) and Al Montoya (community outreach) are involved on the business side of the franchise. Brenden Morrow once had a role.
Bishop, 35, played…