Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bachman Leaves Tigers

I've been relatively quiet the past few weeks, enjoying a taste of spring and watching Michigan and DU both lose on the first day! BUT the big news I spotted this morning is that Richard Bachman signed a 3 year deal with the Stars and will no longer be the Tigers saving grace in net.
Sad for the Tigers, good for him. Next year will be an interesting battle in net, but the Tigers do have a new goalie coming in who may be an NHL draft pick before stepping onto campus. It should be an interesting off-season for the team.

Bachman leaves CC for Stars

Colorado College goaltender Richard Bachman and the Dallas Stars agreed to a three-year contract Friday. Terms were not disclosed.

"The main thing for me was getting in a good situation with a NHL team that doesn't have a lot of depth at goaltender," Bachman said. "The other main thing is it has been my dream to play pro hockey. I went both ways on it. It was a really tough decision. It just felt like the right timing."

CC coach Scott Owens said Bachman called and told him the news.

"We're happy for him," Owens said. "It seems to be a very good opportunity within the Dallas organization for Richard."

The Stars drafted Bachman in the fourth round, 120th overall, in 2006.

"The guys were sad to see me go but they're supportive of it," Bachman said of his teammates.

He had a standout freshman season for CC, with a 1.85 goals-allowed average and .931 save percentage, and was named the WCHA Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.