2008-09: Bishop returned to college hockey after playing with BCHL Vernon in 2007-08. In 42 games with Ohio State he scored 14 goals with 17 assists and was +24 with 18 PMs. The Buckeyes finished fifth in the CCHA and received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after winning just twelve games the previous year.
2009-10: Bishop signed a two-year, entry-level contract in March and made his pro debut with Hamilton (AHL) after concluding his junior season with Ohio State. Bishop played nine regular season games with the Bulldogs and scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was +5 for Hamilton. In 12 AHL playoff games he saw limited ice-time and had 1 assist with 6 PMs with an even plus/minus. In what was a disappointing college season both personally and team-wise, Bishop appeared in 33 of 39 games for Ohio State as a junior, tallying 15 goals with 14 assists. He had 18 PMs and was +4 for a Buckeyes team that was under .500 and failed to return to the NCAA tournament after losing in the CCHA playoffs to Miami.
2010-11: Bishop had a non-descript first season in pro hockey – splitting the year between Hamilton (AHL) and ECHL Wheeling. Bishop missed the start of the season due to a training camp injury, playing his first game in the ECHL with Wheeling on November 6th. He played nine games with the Nailers before being promoted to Hamilton, where he spent the rest of the season. In 34 AHL regular season games he scored 4 goals with 4 assists and was +7 with 10 PMs on a Hamilton team that won the North Division. In 12 playoff games for Hamilton he had 1 assist and was an even plus/minus with 6 PMs. In nine ECHL games with Wheeling he scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was -3 with 4 PMs.