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Ben Bishop's Hockey Career is Over, Stars GM Says

After spending the past 14 months rehabbing a knee injury, Ben Bishop's NHL career has come to a close.
Ben Bishop

After playing in his first professional hockey game in over 14 months on Thursday, Ben Bishop's career has come to a close.

Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill told media on Saturday that Bishop will not return to the NHL after spending over a year rehabbing a torn meniscus in his right knee. Bishop allowed eight goals for the AHL's Texas Stars in a conditioning stint two nights ago, his first game action since allowing five goals in a 2020 NHL playoff game.

Bishop, 35, was a three-time Vezina finalist, with his last time coming in 2018-19. Bishop finishes with a 222-128-36 record with 33 shutouts over 11 years with Tampa Bay, Dallas, St. Louis, Ottawa and Los Angeles. 

Prior to Saturday's announcement, only Jonathan Quick (342) and Craig Anderson (295) had more wins among active American NHL goaltenders.

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