Richard Bachman (ice hockey)
July 25, 1987 |
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||120th overall, 2006
Richard Bachman (born July 25, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently a member of the Edmonton Oilers organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played two seasons of college ice hockey at Colorado College. Bachman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but grew up in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
During his time at Cushing Academy, Bachman compiled a GAA of 1.28 with 3 shutouts in 28 games He also split this time independently with the Boston Jr. Bruins. While at the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League after a trade from the Chicago Steel, Bachman compiled a .913 save percentage in 26 regular season starts. Bachman was chosen in the fourth round, 120th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars.
On March 27, 2009, Bachman signed a three-year entry level contract with the Dallas Stars ending his college career. After spending his first professional season with American Hockey League affiliate the Texas Stars, Bachman was called up to Dallas in the following 2010–11 season on December 8, 2011. Bachman was called to back up Andrew Raycroft after the Stars' primary goalie, Kari Lehtonen was placed on the Injury Reserve. He then made his debut with the Stars that day.
After he was initially re-assigned to the Texas Stars to begin the 2011–12 season, Bachman was recalled a month into the season and replaced Andrew Raycroft as the primary backup to Kari Lehtonen. On December 13, 2011, Bachman earned his first NHL shutout, blanking the New York Rangers 1-0.
On July 6, 2013, Bachman signed a one year deal with the Edmonton Oilers, after becoming a free agent. He will likely compete with Jason LaBarbera for the backup goaltender position behind Devan Dubnyk. On October 27th, Bachman had his first start with the Edmonton Oilers, making 47 saves but losing in a shootout to the Los Angeles Kings.
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||USHL||26||14||10||2||1565||78||4||2.99||.913||6||4||1||329||7||2||1.28||.951|
|2013–14||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||52||26||19||6||3074||153||2||2.99||.908||3||0||3||200||9||0||2.70||.914|
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Rookie Team||2007–08|
|All-WCHA First Team||2007–08|
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2007–08|
- "Richard Bachman player profile". hockeysfuture.com. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2011-12-15.
- "CC Tigers roster". Colorado College Tigers. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
- "Dallas Stars sign Richard Bachman". defendingbigd.com. 2009-03-27. Retrieved 2009-03-27.
- "Lehtonen has tightness in lower body". Dallas News. 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
- Oilers agree to terms with Richard Bachman
- Richard Bachman's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Richard Bachman's player profile at NHL.com
- Richard Bachman's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|WCHA Player of the Year
|NCAA Ice Hockey National Rookie of the Year