Local Kid, Richard Bachman, in the Star’s Plans

http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=368975

Richard Bachman of Denver had a stellar freshman year at Colorado College so his stock has risen considerable in the NHL Dallas Stars system. He returns to CC this season and, as I understand, if he continues to play very well, will leave CC after the season to begin his pro career.

Below is the text from the link above about the goalie from our area-

Richard Bachman — Bachman, Dallas’ fourth-round pick (No. 120) in the 2006 draft, is coming off a spectacular freshman season with Colorado, going 25-9-1 with a 1.85 GAA, a .931 save percentage and four shutouts.  He was named the Hockey Commissioners’ Association Division I Rookie of the Year and the WCHA Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year.

“He took advantage of his opportunity at CC and played very well,” White said. “He won all kinds of accolades. He’s a very down-to-earth, athletic kid whose stock is only going to get better over the course of time. Goalies take a little longer to develop, but he’s certainly on the right track.”

The Stars have a history of being patient with their goaltenders, and they have no intention of rushing Bachman.

“He’s going back to Colorado College in the fall, where we’d like him to continue his sound play and continue to improve,” White said. “He’s a good athlete, he stops the puck and he plays the puck well, which fits the mold of how we like our goalies to be. He’s doing all the right things.”

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