Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed goaltender Richard Bachman to a one-year, two-way contract extension.
Bachman is set to make $575,000 for 2016-17 on his present one-way contract with the Canucks, and his extension for 2017-18 is a two-way contract which he will receive a pay out $650,000 at the NHL level and $450,000 at the AHL level, according to generalfanager.com
Bachman, 28, spent the 2015.16 season with the AHL Utica Comets, posting a record of 17-12-5 along with a 2.75 goals against average and .900 save percentage. He also made his debut with the Canucks last season, registering a win on October 30, 2015 at Arizona. The 5-10, 183-pound goaltender has played in 43 career NHL games, amassing a record of 18-14-2, a 2.93 goals against average and a save percentage of .904.
On the international stage, the Salt Lake City, Utah native represented the United States at the 2012 IIHF World Hockey Championship, earning a win in his only start. Prior to his professional career, Bachman played two seasons at Colorado College. He was named WCHA Player and Rookie of the Year, NCAA Rookie of the Year and NCAA West First Team All-American with a record of 25-9-1, four shutouts, and program-record GAA (1.85) and save percentage (.931).
Bachman was signed by Vancouver as a free agent on July 1, 2015. He was originally selected by Dallas in the fourth round, 120th overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.