Feb 28, 2017

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Richard Bachman and forward Borna Rendulic from the Utica Comets.

Bachman, 29, has appeared in 26 games with the Comets this season, posting a record of 12-11-3 along with a .909 save percentage and 2.60 goals-against average. In the 2015-16 season, Bachman posted a record of 17-12-5 along with a 2.75 goals against average and .900 save percentage with the Comets.

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 44 career NHL games, amassing a record of 18-14-2, a 2.93 goals against average and a save percentage of .904.

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.

Rendulic, 24, has appeared in 52 games with the Comets this season, recording 9 goals, 5 assists (9-5-14) and 20 penalty minutes. In the 2015.16 he appeared in three games with Colorado and 68 games with San Antonio, where he registered 38 points (16-22-38) and 41 penalty minutes. The 6-2, 200-pound forward has appeared in 14 NHL regular season games over parts of two seasons with Colorado, collecting a goal and an assist (1-1-2) along with six penalty minutes.

A native of Zagreb, Croatia, Rendulic was the first player born in Croatia to sign a contract with an NHL franchise when he was signed by Colorado as a free agent on May 19, 2014.

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