Ben Bishop had to get used to the transition quickly. After he officially ended his career on June 30, he got a new job just one day later. Bishop became the director of player development for the Dallas Stars. It seems that this former goalie did not think long about his decision.
Ben was satisfied with the conditions, the organization, and decided to go on a new adventure. He is especially grateful to Stars general manager Jim Nill, who showed his trust in him "I love the organization," Bishop said.
"Jim's been great and the management here, and I know everybody in the organization, so it's kind of an easy transition than if you went to a different organization and had to meet everybody from scratch. I feel like I'm a Dallas Star.
Obviously last year I wasn't technically, but I still felt like a Dallas Star. I just kind of feel like this is home."
He is happy that he will be part of the NHL story again but in a completely different role.
We have no doubt that Bishop will manage. "It's nice to kind of go from one career into the next right away. Obviously, the year off last year was a little adjustment. It's fun to be back at the rink and be back on the ice with these kids, get a chance to work with them on the player development side this year, and just looking forward to it." Bishop didn't play much last year.
He used the time to travel with his wife, to rest, and to devote his time to his children. "It was different not coming to the rink," Bishop said. "I definitely missed it, but it was also nice some mornings when I didn't have to get up and go to the rink or have some weekends off." Source: NHL
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