Richard Bachman

Posted: January 13, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Dallas Stars
 

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Good:  Bachman has excellent quickness and agility in his crease.  At just 5’10, Bachman is small.  He has a lightning quick glove hand and is very athletic – a trait that he uses to keep himself in plays that some goalies would be out of. He is a confident ‘keeper that proved his worth at the collegiate level. Bachman has good reflexes and recuperative ability, allowing him to make some nice highlight reel saves. When Kari Lehtonen went down with an injury, Bachman outplayed 2004 Calder Trophy winner Andrew Raycroft, earning him the backup role once Lehtonen returned. He has been very impressive and should have a good career as a backup goaltender. Only 3 days after getting called up by the Stars, Bachman earned a shutout against the New York Rangers in a 1-0 win.

The Bad: Bachman will challenge out high, but will need to sharpen his judgment as he moves up the ranks because his athleticism might not be able to bail him out at higher levels.  He could use some improvement with stickhandling, something former Dallas goalies Johan Hedberg and Marty Turco were masters of.  He needs to have more confidence in himself in big-game situations, and needs to avoid psyching himself out when the spotlight is on him. He doesn’t have great size, so he can be beaten upstairs when his positioning leaves him.

AWARDS:

ECHL – Second All-Star Team 2009-10 (Goaltender)
ECHL – All-Rookie Team 2009-10 (Goaltender)
NCAA – Rookie of the Year 2007-08
WCHA – Player of the Year 2007-08
WCHA – Rookie of the Year 2007-08
WCHA – First All-Star Team 2007-08 (Goaltender)
NCAA – West First All-American Team 2007-08 (Goaltender)
WCHA – All-Rookie Team 2007-08 (Goaltender)

Statistics

Season Team League GP W L OTL/T SOL MIN GA Svs SO GAA SV%
2007-08 Colorado College WCHA 35 25 9 1 0 2103 65 883 4 1.85 .931
2008-09 Colorado College WCHA 35 14 11 10 0 2073 91 962 3 2.63 .914
2009-10 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 35 22 7 4 0 2028 77 775 4 2.28 .910
2010-11 Texas Stars AHL 7 4 3 0 0 387 13 180 1 2.02 .933
2011-12 Texas Stars AHL 15 8 4 1 0 838 28 380 2 2.00 .931
2011-12 Dallas Stars NHL 5 3 1 0 0 260 9 121 1 2.08 .931
NHL totals 5 3 1 0 0 260 9 121 1 2.08 .931

 

GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 DALLAS
ON PACE 20 12 4 0 1078 2 46 552 2.56 .917

Drafted: 120th overall, 2006
Dallas Stars

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