Richard Bachman (ice hockey)

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Richard Bachman
Richard Bachman 10-2015.jpg
Bachman with the Canucks in 2015
Born (1987-07-25) July 25, 1987 (age 29)
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Utica Comets (AHL)
Dallas Stars
Edmonton Oilers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 120th overall, 2006
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2009–present

Richard Harrison Bachman (born July 25, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently a member of the Vancouver Canucks 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.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

During his time at Cushing Academy, Bachman compiled a GAA of 1.28 with 3 shutouts in 28 games[1] 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.[2] Bachman was chosen in the fourth round, 120th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars.[2]

Colorado College[edit]

During his freshman year, Bachman became the second player in WCHA history to be named Player and Rookie of the Year in the same season.[2]

As a sophomore in the 2008–09 season, Bachman posted a .914 save percentage with a 2.63 GAA.[3]

Dallas Stars[edit]

Bachman with the Oilers in 2014
Bachman playing for the Texas Stars in 2011

On March 27, 2009, Bachman signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars, ending his college career.[3] 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.[4] With the Stars, Bachman started a trend for his goalie masks to have a theme of The Shining, acknowledging that "Richard Bachman" was also a pen name for Shining author Stephen King.[5][6]

After he was initially reassigned 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.

Edmonton Oilers[edit]

On July 6, 2013, Bachman signed a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers after becoming a free agent.[7] Bachman competed with Jason LaBarbera for the backup goaltender position behind Devan Dubnyk. On October 27, Bachman had his first start with the Edmonton Oilers, making 47 saves but losing in a shootout to the Los Angeles Kings. In the 2013-14 NHL season Bachman suffered a hamstring injury and was eventually sent down to Oklahoma City, where he would play for the remainder of the season.

Vancouver Canucks[edit]

On July 1, 2015, Bachman signed as a free agent to a two-year contact with the Vancouver Canucks.[8] Relegated to third goalie, Bachman only played one game for the Canucks and spent most of the season in the AHL, playing for the Utica Comets.[9]

On July 13, 2016, Bachman signed a contract extension to stay with Vancouver through 2018.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2004–05 Cushing Academy HSMA 28 1498 53 3 1.89
2005–06 Cushing Academy HSMA 30 1598 60 4 2.25
2006–07 Chicago Steel USHL 7 2 5 0 359 29 0 4.85 .888
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
2007–08 Colorado College WCHA 35 25 9 1 2103 65 4 1.85 .931
2008–09 Colorado College WCHA 35 14 11 10 2073 91 3 2.63 .914
2009–10 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 35 22 7 4 2028 77 4 2.28 .910 8 6 1 492 13 1 1.59 .943
2009–10 Texas Stars AHL 8 4 4 0 446 16 1 2.15 .932
2010–11 Texas Stars AHL 55 28 19 5 3191 117 6 2.20 .927 6 2 4 394 15 0 2.29 .917
2010–11 Dallas Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0.00 1.000
2011–12 Texas Stars AHL 15 7 6 1 844 44 2 3.13 .887
2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 18 8 5 1 933 43 1 2.77 .910
2012–13 Texas Stars AHL 6 5 1 0 175 14 0 2.31 .920
2012–13 Dallas Stars NHL 13 6 5 0 288 33 0 3.25 .885
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
2013–14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 0 2 1 139 7 0 3.02 .916
2014–15 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 23 14 5 3 1338 53 3 2.38 .918 9 5 4 581 15 0 1.55 .953
2014–15 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 3 2 0 317 15 1 2.84 .911
2015–16 Utica Comets AHL 35 17 12 5 829 92 1 2.75 .900 3 0 2 106 7 0 3.96 .860
2015–16 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 1 0 0 60 3 0 3.00 .903
NHL totals 43 18 14 2 2067 98 2 2.93 .904

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2012 United States WC 1 1 0 0 65 2 0 1.86 .894
Senior totals 1 1 0 0 65 2 0 1.86 .894

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2007–08
All-WCHA First Team 2007–08
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2007–08
AHL All-Star 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richard Bachman player profile". hockeysfuture.com. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  2. ^ a b c "CC Tigers roster". Colorado College Tigers. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  3. ^ a b Worley, Brandon (2009-03-27). "Dallas Stars sign Richard Bachman". defendingbigd.com. Retrieved 2009-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Lehtonen has tightness in lower body, Raycroft to start tonight". Dallas News. 2010-12-08. Archived from the original on 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  5. ^ Mooney, Harrison (2012-08-20). "Richard Bachman's amazing 'The Shining' mask is all kinds of terrifying". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  6. ^ Birnell, Ben (2016-03-08). "Comets' Bachman finds inspiration for new mask". Observer-Dispatch. Utica, NY. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  7. ^ "Oilers agree to terms with Richard Bachman". Edmonton Oilers. 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  8. ^ "Canucks sign Goaltender Richard Bachman". Vancouver Canucks. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  9. ^ Clinton, Jared (2016-04-11). "AHL goaltender Richard Bachman makes jaw-dropping behind-the-back glove save". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  10. ^ Halford, Mike (2016-07-13). "Canucks re-sign Bachman, a goalie to expose in expansion draft". ProHockeyTalk. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ryan Duncan
WCHA Player of the Year
2007–08
Succeeded by
Jamie McBain
Preceded by
Andreas Nödl
NCAA Ice Hockey National Rookie of the Year
2007–08
Succeeded by
Kieran Millan