Richard Bachman (ice hockey)
Bachman with the Canucks in 2015
July 25, 1987|
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Utica Comets (AHL)
|National team||United States|
120th overall, 2006|
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.
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. 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.
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.
On July 6, 2013, Bachman signed a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers after becoming a free agent. 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.
On July 1, 2015, Bachman signed as a free agent to a two-year contact with the Vancouver Canucks. 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; the following season was spent entirely with the Comets.
On July 13, 2016, Bachman signed a contract extension to stay with Vancouver through 2018. On June 20, 2018, Bachman signed a two-year, two-way contract to remain with the Canucks organization through 2020.
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|
|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|
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Rookie Team||2008|
|All-WCHA First Team||2008|
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2008|
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- Mooney, Harrison (2012-08-20). "Richard Bachman's amazing 'The Shining' mask is all kinds of terrifying". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
- Birnell, Ben (2016-03-08). "Comets' Bachman finds inspiration for new mask". Observer-Dispatch. Utica, NY. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
- "Oilers agree to terms with Richard Bachman". Edmonton Oilers. 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "Canucks sign Goaltender Richard Bachman". Vancouver Canucks. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
- Clinton, Jared (2016-04-11). "AHL goaltender Richard Bachman makes jaw-dropping behind-the-back glove save". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
- Halford, Mike (2016-07-13). "Canucks re-sign Bachman, a goalie to expose in expansion draft". ProHockeyTalk. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
- MacIntyre, Iain (February 12, 2019). "Canucks fail to protect Michael DiPietro in premature debut". Sportsnet. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| WCHA Player of the Year
| NCAA Ice Hockey National Rookie of the Year