Richard Bachman began his hockey career at five years when his family moved from Denver Colorado to upstate New York. Beginning as both a forward and defenseman, Richard switched to goalie full time at the age of 9. At 12 years old, Richard moved back to Denver where he played for the Littleton Hawks Association and the Colorado Thunderbirds before moving back East as a high school sophomore to play for Cushing Academy as well as the Boston Jr. Bruins midget AAA hockey team where he backstopped the team to a National Championship. That same year Richard was selected 1st overall by the Chicago Steel in the USHL draft as well as in the 4th round (120th overall) to the Dallas Stars in the 2006 NHL entry draft. That same summer, Richard committed to play college hockey for Colorado College.
Once at Colorado College, Bachman became only the second goalie to ever be named WCHA Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and First Team All-American in his Freshman season. After his sophomore season, Richard decided to turn pro, signing a two year entry level contract with the Dallas Stars.
Richard has experienced plenty of success Entering his 8th season of professional hockey, Richard has experienced plenty of success on the ice. He has been named both an ECHL and AHL All-Star, won over 100 games in the AHL as well as playing 43 NHL games to date between the Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks.
Richard has been fortunate to work with some of the most renowned goalie coaches in the business including Mike Valley of the Dallas Stars, Andy Moog, Frederic Chabot, Dustin Schwartz of the Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks goalie coach Dan Cloutier.
Richard is currently playing in the Vancouver Canucks organization.