SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The American Hockey League announced today that Texas Stars goaltender Richard Bachman has been named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 21, 2010. Bachman went a perfect 3-0-0 in three starts for the Stars last week, stopping 87 of 90 shots (0.97, .967) along the way.
Bachman began his week by turning aside 26 of 28 shots in an 8-2 win over Chicago last Tuesday. On Friday, Bachman made 35 saves and denied four of Oklahoma City’s five shootout bids as the Stars took a 2-1 road decision from the Barons. And on Saturday, he earned his second shutout of the season with 26 saves in a 2-0 home-ice triumph over Milwaukee.
Drafted in the fourth round by the Dallas Stars in 2006, Bachman is currently 5-2-0 (1.91, .937, 2 SO) for the season and ranks among the AHL’s leaders in both goals-against average and save percentage.
Bachman appeared in 35 games with Idaho in 2009-10 going 22-7-4 and led the ECHL with a 2.28 goals-against average while finishing tied for second with a .910 save percentage. He was named to the All-ECHL Second Team and to the All Rookie Team.
Bachman is the second ECHL alum to win the AHL’s Player of the Week this season following Graham Mink who captured the honor for the week ending Oct. 17.