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Richard Bachman (ice hockey)

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Position  Goaltender
Name  Richard Bachman
Salary  575,000 USD (2015)
Playing career  2009–present
Weight  80 kg
National team  United States
Height  1.78 m
Catches  Left
Role  Ice hockey player

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Born  July 25, 1987 (age 28) Salt Lake City, UT, USA (1987-07-25)
NHL team Former teams  Vancouver Canucks Dallas Stars Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft  120th overall, 2006 Dallas Stars
Current team  Utica Comets (#32 / Goaltender)
Education  Cushing Academy, Colorado College
Similar People  Jacob Markstrom, Taylor Fedun, Laurent Brossoit, Matt Bartkowski, Brandon Prust

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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.


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Early career

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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.

Colorado College

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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.

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

Dallas Stars

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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.

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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

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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.

Vancouver Canucks

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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.

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


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