Andrew Miller, Brad Hunt, and now Richard Bachman will represent the Oklahoma City Barons at this year’s AHL All-Star Game. Bachman, who is the Barons #1 and the Oilers #3, has had a truly fantastic season. Like Martin Gerber and Yann Danis before him, Bachman has been the anchor of his team when they needed him the most. A guy who loves OKC, has family nearby, and is just an all around good fella, Bachman deserves this attaboy.
With nineteen AHL games to his credit this season he has an overall record of 12-3-3, and a GAA creeping towards 2.00. Nearly 500 saves and a Sv% of .926, Bachman is certainly one of the best all-around goaltenders in the league. He’s also fabulous mentor for the young prospect, Laurent Brossoit, who has benefited from the tutelage of Sir Bachman.
The All-Star Game kicks off with a skills event this Sunday evening, followed by the All-Star Game on Monday. Bachman is expected to play behind Jacob Markstrom (from Utica) in the weekend’s events.