| Birthdate: 7/25/1987
| Birthplace: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
| Team: Dallas Stars
| College: Colorado College
| NHL Experience: 2
| Owned/Started%: 9/3 | Average Draft Position: 212.75
News:Richard Bachman put in a strong, 34-save performance in a 3-0 loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night.
Analysis: He was solid, but he needs his teammates to find twine. He finished the season with a 7-4 record.
News:Richard Bachman will start in goal against the Red Wings on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News' Mike Heika reports.
Analysis:Richard Bachman hasn't started since Kari Lehtonen returned from a groin injury, but he will get the nod in Saturday's regular season finale. The Stars have been eliminated from contention and are just hoping to spoil Detroit's bid for a playoff spot.
News:Richard Bachman made 23 saves on 27 shots in a loss to the Blackhawks on Monday.
Analysis:Richard Bachman had played well since Kari Lehtonen's injury, including winning three straight games, so this is a bit of a dose of reality for Bachman and the Stars, although it was a tough opponent.
News:Richard Bachman is in line to start Monday's game against the Blackhawks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis:Richard Bachman has won three straight starts while filling in for Kari Lehtonen, but Monday's draw is a tough one, as the Blackhawks are on a five-game roll.
News:Richard Bachman made 31 saves, including several spectacular ones, in a 2-1 win over the Sharks on Saturday night.
Analysis: He has stopped 79 of 82 shots he has faced since stepping in for an injured Kari Lehtonen. And he has won all three games. Handcuff him if you haven't already.
News:Richard Bachman will start in goal Saturday against the Sharks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: The Stars will turn to Richard Bachman to make his second start in as many days Saturday with Kari Lehtonen (groin) still not ready to play. Bachman has stopped 48 of the 50 shots he's faced in his last two starts.
News:Richard Bachman turned away 26 of 28 shots in Friday's win over Nashville, his second win in as many starts.
Analysis:Richard Bachman has been strong in his last two starts, allowing just the two goals he surrendered on Friday. Dallas is mathematically still in the playoff hunt, but the Stars will have to go on a tear to secure a spot.
News:Richard Bachman will start in goal Friday against the Predators, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen (groin) was able to practice Thursday, but it seems he isn't quite ready to return to action. Richard Bachman will make a second straight start Friday while Cristopher Nilstorp serves as backup.
News:Richard Bachman was the first goalie off the ice after Friday's morning skate, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Regular goaltender Kari Lehtonen (groin) was able to practice Friday, but it appears he will miss at least one more game. Richard Bachman did not allow a goal in 46 minutes of relief Tuesday, and will face a Predators team that is averaging just 2.25 goals per game, so he could be a sneaky fantasy option Friday night.
News:Richard Bachman was recalled from AHL Texas on Saturday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official website reports.
Analysis:Richard Bachman was demoted in favor of Jack Campbell on Tuesday, but the two are swapping places again, even though Campbell didn't get a chance to make his NHL debut.
News: The Stars have assigned Richard Bachman to AHL Texas, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: To replace him as Kari Lehtonen's backup for now, the Stars have recalled fellow goaltender Jack Campbell from Texas.
News:Richard Bachman was summoned from the end of the bench midway through Saturday's contest against Chicago with the Stars already down, 4-1. He fared no better in relief of starter Kari Lehtonen, yielding four goals the rest of the way as Dallas was humilated at home, 8-1.
Analysis: Ironically, he might get a bit more crease time -- at least in the short run -- as a result of this ghastly night. Lehtonen probably needs a break, so Richard Bachman may get the call for one of the Stars' next two contests.
News:Richard Bachman is expected to get the start in goal Tuesday, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Analysis: Starter Kari Lehtonen is still nursing a groin injury and Christoper Nilstrop started Monday, so Richard Bachman will get a chance Tuesday in the second game of a back-to-back set.
News:Richard Bachman allowed four goals on just 20 shots Tuesday, but the Stars bailed him out with an overtime victory over Columbus.
Analysis:Richard Bachman has not played well at all for Dallas; it's never good when you come into a game with an .857 save rate and actually see it fall. Expect him to get sent packing back to the AHL when Kari Lehtonen's ready -- which could be as soon as Thursday.
News:Richard Bachman stopped 22 of the 26 shots he faced in a loss to the Flames on Sunday.
Analysis:Richard Bachman has a .857 save percentage and 3.95 GAA in five appearances this season and is not turning into a good fantasy option, even with Kari Lehtonen on IR.
News:Richard Bachman will start in goal on Sunday when the Stars host the Flames, Stars beat-writer Mike Stepneski reports.
Analysis: With Kari Lehtonen out with a groin injury, Richard Bachman will handle top goaltender duties for the Stars. In a reserve role this season, he is 1-2 on the season with a 3.88 GAA and .861 save percentage. With Lehtonen placed on injured reserve, Bachman is going to have to step up his play to be a worthwhile start in fantasy leagues.
News:Richard Bachman is expected to start Sunday against the Flames, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen was placed on injured reserve after suffering a groin injury in Friday's game, leaving Richard Bachman as the top goaltender on the active roster. It's uncertain how much time Lehtonen will be forced to miss, but Bachman should have a nice little run of starts with AHL callup Cristopher Nilstorp the only other option in goal.
News: The Stars recalled goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp from the AHL on Saturday after Richard Bachman's teammate Kari Lehtonen was injured Friday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official website reports.
Analysis: Lehtonen suffered a groin injury, and this transaction hints that he won't be available Sunday against the Flames. That would leave Richard Bachman as the likely starting goalie for the third time this season. He has a 1-2-0 record with a .861 save percentage and a 3.89 goals against average.
News:Richard Bachman grabbed his first win of the season on Friday, stopping 18 of 21 shots against Vancouver in relief of Kari Lehtonen.
Analysis: Lehtonen exited the game with an apparent groin injury late in the first period, leaving Richard Bachman to play almost 46 minutes. If Lehtonen is out for an extended period of time, look for Bachman to see the bulk of starts in Big D.
News:Richard Bachman was shelled for six goals on 22 shots in Wednesday's loss to the Flames.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen's night off was the byproduct of the Stars playing Tuesday night as well, so it may be a little while before Richard Bachman gets another spin after the poor outing Wednesday.
News:Richard Bachman will start Wednesday's game against the Flames, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen is getting a night off after starting Tuesday, so Richard Bachman will take over between the pipes. It will be just the second start of the year for Bachman.
News: The Dallas Morning News expects Richard Bachman to start Wednesday's game against the Flames.
Analysis: The start would be Richard Bachman's second of the season, but with the Stars having played Tuesday, it looks like top keeper Kari Lehtonen will get a breather Wednesday.
News:Richard Bachman made 32 saves in a 2-0 loss to the Coyotes on Saturday night.
Analysis: The guy was great, but he can't win games on his own. He'll see sporadic action this season unless starter Kari Lehtonen gets hurt.
Stars' Bachman Looks To Help Orchestrate Winning Streak On Saturday
News:Richard Bachman is expected to start in goal Saturday, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis:Richard Bachman will give starter Kari Lehtonen a breather in the second game of a back-to-back against Phoenix.
News: The Stars have recalled Richard Bachman from the AHL's Texas Stars.
Analysis: This move comes after the Stars placed goalie Cristopher Nilstorp on IR. Richard Bachman has a 3-1-0 record with a .916 save percentage and a 2.46 goals against average in four AHL games this season.
News:Richard Bachman re-signed with Dallas for one year, stars.nhl.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
Analysis:Richard Bachman went 8-5-1 last season with a 2.77 GAA and a .910 save percentage. He figures to serve as Kari Lehtonen's backup again during the 2012-13 season.
News:Richard Bachman stopped 32 of 33 shots but the Stars came up on the short end of a 3-2 decision Saturday against the Blues.
Analysis:Richard Bachman finishes out 2011 with an 8-5-1 record, .910 save percentage, 2.77 GAA and one shutout to his name.
News:Richard Bachman will start against St. Louis on Saturday, ESPN Dallas' Mark Stepneski reports.
Analysis:Richard Bachman has a nice record (8-4-1) and St. Louis might hold back some of its firepower, but the Blues still are intimidating on paper.
News:Richard Bachman will face the Jets on Wednesday, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen will get a breather to prepare himself for the big matchup with the Blackhawks later this week.
News:Richard Bachman will start in goal Tuesday against the Canucks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis:Richard Bachman has a respectable 7-3-1 record in 12 games started this year, but his 2.58 GAA and .916 save percentage are both relatively average. Although the Canucks have had some trouble scoring lately, Bachman is still a risky start on the road against a first-place team.
News: Coach Glen Gulutzan said Richard Bachman will start in goal for the Stars on Thursday against Chicago, ESPN Dallas reports.
Analysis:Richard Bachman will be looking to rebound from Thursday's performance, when he gave up five goals on 37 shots.
News:Richard Bachman gave up five goals on 37 shots in Thursday's loss to the Sharks.
Analysis:Richard Bachman hasn't seen a lot of playing time since the return of Kari Lehtonen, and this start shouldn't do much to change that.
News:Richard Bachman will start for the Stars when they face the Sharks on Thursday, according to ESPN Dallas.
Analysis: The Stars have gone 0-7-1 in their first eight sets of back-to-back games, so they will turn to their backup keeper and hope that Backman can give them their first victory in just such a situation.
News:Richard Bachman stopped 30 shots against the Wings on Tuesday, but ended up with the OTL after giving up one goal in the shootout.
Analysis: The Stars were lacking some of their firepower with Jamie Benn and Mike Ribeiro out, and couldn't take advantage of the matchup against Wings backup goalie Ty Conklin.
News:Richard Bachman will start Tuesday's home game against Detroit, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis:Richard Bachman sports a very decent 6-2-0 record this season in relief of starter Kari Lehtonen, in addition to a 2.56 GAA and .917 save percentage. He'll be facing a Red Wings team that just earned a franchise-record 15th consecutive home victory on Monday, but are still 11-13-0 on the road.
News:Richard Bachman will play one of the next two games, but Stars coach Glen Gulutzan hasn't decided which one, Mark Stepneski of ESPN Dallas reports.
Analysis: Word should come soon on Monday's starter (against St. Louis), but Kari Lehtonen owners should keep an eye on this situation. The Stars may want to rest Lehtonen before Tuesday's game against the Red Wings.
News:Richard Bachman stopped 25 of the 26 shots he faced in Saturday's victory over the Oilers.
Analysis:Richard Bachman showed no signs of rust after sitting for a couple weeks and had his best start since Dec. 13. He would start the next game if Kari Lehtonen (illness) is unable to go, but his action will continue to be limited when Lehtonen is 100 percent.
News:Richard Bachman will start Saturday's game against the Oilers, Mark Stepneski of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Saturday's start will be Richard Bachman's first since Dec. 26. He's there if you need him, but given his nearly two-week break, and his five-game streak of giving up at least three goals, there are probably better available fantasy options.
News:Richard Bachman allowed three goals on 25 shots before being pulled prior to the third period in Monday's 5-3 loss to St. Louis.
Analysis:Richard Bachman's magic is starting to fade a bit, with him losing three of his last five starts. He has given up three goals or more in each of those five starts. This was expected following his red-hot start, but Bachman is establishing himself in Dallas.
News:Richard Bachman will make his eighth-straight start when Dallas travels to St. Louis on Monday, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis:Richard Bachman's run as Dallas' starter will be ending quickly with Kari Lehtonen's expected return in the coming week, though there's a chance he sticks as the backup ahead of Andrew Raycroft.
News:Richard Bachman will make a seventh straight start in net for the Stars Friday, according to Mark Stepneski of ESPN Dallas.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen is closing in on a return to action, but until that occurs it looks like the Stars will ride Richard Bachman until the wheels fall off.
News:Richard Bachman will be between the pipes for Wednesday's game against the Flyers, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Richard Bachman, 4-1-0 in his last five games, will make his sixth consecutive start Wednesday. While he gave up just three goals total in the first three games of the streak, he has given up nine over the last two games. That will make him a risky fantasy option against a Flyers team that leads the league with a 3.46 GFA.
News:Richard Bachman won his fourth game in the last five with a 28-save effort Monday against Anaheim in a 5-3 victory.
Analysis: The rookie is providing the reliability Dallas needs on the back end and sports a .924 save percentage. The only blemish on his young career was last Friday's rough loss to New Jersey that saw him surrender six goals. Richard Bachman is proving himself to be reliable, but you have to believe the market will correct itself soon enough.
News:Richard Bachman will start Monday against the Ducks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: He was shelled by the Devils last time out, but the Stars are showing some confidence in the young netminder as he played very well prior to that disappointing showing.
News:Richard Bachman will make another start in net for the Stars on Friday, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas News.
Analysis:Richard Bachman has won each of his three starts allowing a total of three goals. Until Kari Lehtonen returns from injury, Bachman could be the main man in net given the struggles of Andrew Raycroft.
News:Richard Bachman made 25 saves on 27 shots Thursday to lead the Stars to a win over the Islanders, completing a small trip to New York in which Bachman defeated both the Rangers and the Isles.
Analysis: He's now won all three of his NHL starts, all on the road, providing an unexpected shot in the arm for a Stars team that had been set adrift by the loss of starter Kari Lehtonen.
News:Richard Bachman is expected to get the start Thursday against the Islanders.
Analysis:Richard Bachman is getting the nod following a shutout of the Rangers on Tuesday, and will be in net for the third straight game. Kari Letonen is expected to miss a few more weeks, giving Bachman ample chances to make an impression before a decision will need to be made on Dallas' backup going forward.
News:Richard Bachman got just one goal of support Tuesday against the Rangers, but it was all he needed, as he stopped all 34 shots he faced for his first career shutout.
Analysis: After big showings in the AHL each of the last two years, Richard Bachman was off to a horrible start in the minors this year. A fresh start with the big team has resulted in 70 saves on 71 shots so far in Bachman's young NHL career. Kari Lehtonen is still out through the holidays, so Bachman has a chance to play a lot over the next couple weeks. Outdueling Henrik Lundqvist will get you some more starts.
News:Richard Bachman will start in goal Tuesday against the Rangers, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis:Richard Bachman was strong Saturday in his first NHL start. It will be interesting to see if he can repeat his success again Tuesday, and if so, he might begin to creep onto fantasy radars.
News:Richard Bachman got his first NHL start Saturday, against Los Angeles. He passed the test -- he made 26 saves, and the Stars needed every one of them to claim a 2-1 win.
Analysis: In two previous appearances in the NHL, both in relief, he was perfect in limited roles. This enables us to write something you don't get to say very often: His career averages are 0.67, .976. Obviously, those figures will rise with additional crease time.
News:Richard Bachman has been confirmed as the Stars' starting goaltender Saturday night, ESPN Dallas reports.
Analysis: He'll opposed Jonathan Bernier of the Kings for his first NHL start after stopping all 11 shots he faced in his debut for the Stars in relief of Andrew Raycroft on Thursday.
Stars' Bachman Could Make First NHL Start Saturday
News:Richard Bachman could make his first NHL start against the Kings on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: The Kings have dominated the recent play against Dallas, making Richard Bachman an iffy play Saturday given the full slate of games in the NHL.
News:Richard Bachman made his first NHL appearance of the season in Thursday's loss to San Jose, relieving an ineffective Andrew Raycroft and delivering a perfect third period. He stopped all 11 shots he faced.
Analysis: This was the second NHL appearance for Richard Bachman, who also came on in relief for one game last season. He has struggled mightily for AHL Texas this year, surprising in the wake of his enormous '10-'11 season in the minors. With Raycroft not looking so great, the Stars could try to inject some energy into the lineup by giving Bachman a start.
News:Richard Bachman has been recalled by the Stars, the team's official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: He'll likely serve as the backup to Andrew Raycroft for at least the next two games. For now, the Stars haven't revealed a detailed report regarding the expected length of Kari Lehtonen's absence after placing him on IR with a groin injury Sunday.
News: Bachman has signed a two-way deal with the Stars, James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail reports.
Analysis: He'll likely spend his season at Texas (AHL) as organizational depth, so don't expect much here barring an outstanding training camp that puts him on the map for consideration to back up Kari Lehtonen.
News: Bachman saw his first NHL action Saturday as the Coyotes pelted Dallas starter Andrew Raycroft for five goals. Coach Marc Crawford pulled Raycroft with 9:35 left to play in the game and inserted Bachman, who turned aside the four shots he saw.
Analysis: NHL debuts are always nice, and it's only fitting to mention a player who makes a successful start to his career, even in a losing effort. With that out of the way, we'll assure you that Bachman has virtually no fantasy value; he's only in Big D as an emergency backup while Kari Lehtonen's back heals. Once Lehtonen returns to action, Bachman is overwhelmingly likely to head back to the AHL.