The Texas Stars announced on Wednesday that goalie Richard Bachman has been assigned to the Idaho Steelheads, Texas’ ECHL Affiliate. Texas also announced that goalie Todd Ford has been re-signed to a 25-game PTO (professional tryout agreement).
Bachman has played in six games for the Stars this season, recording a 2.07 goals against average and a .927 save percentage. The rookie netminder leaves Texas with a 3-3-0 record. During his latest recall, Bachman recorded his first career AHL shutout with 17 saves in a 5-0 win at Hamilton on Feb. 16. Bachman returns to Idaho, where he was 14-5-3 with a 2.31 goals against average and a .909 save percentage.
The 22-year old was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the fourth round (#120 overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Bachman played the previous two seasons with Colorado College, posting a 39-20-11 record with a 2.24 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. In two NCAA seasons, he posted seven shutouts.
Ford was re-signed after his previous 25-game PTO expired. The 25-year old has appeared in 11 games for Texas this season, posting 4-5-1 record with a 2.68 goals against average, a .913 save percentage and two shutouts. Prior to signing with the Stars in late December, the Calgary, AB native played in 24 games for the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays, posting a 16-6-1 mark with a 2.88 goals against average, a .910 save percentage and one shutout.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Bachman to Idaho, Ford re-signed
Richard Bachman was assigned to Idaho today after a 5 game stint in Austin. He started four games and was 2-2-0 with his first AHL shutout. Additionally, Ford's PTO expired and Texas has re-upped him for another 25 games. Here's the release.