For the Texan businessman, see John Muse (businessman)
August 1, 1988 |
East Falmouth, MA, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
Fort Wayne Komets
John Muse (born August 1, 1988) is an American ice hockey goaltender who is a member of the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL . Muse played in college for the Boston College Eagles in the NCAA's Division I Hockey East conference.
Before Boston College, Muse played hockey for the prestigious Noble and Greenough School under the coaching of Brian Day.
Muse was a four-year player for Boston College, helping the Eagles to win the NCAA Division I National Championships in the 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 seasons, recording a 5-0 shutout against the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2010 National Championship game, becoming only the fourth goalie to do so in NCAA history.
Muse also backstopped for BC's Hockey East regular-season championship in 2010, as well as Beanpot Tournament and Hockey East tournament championships in 2008, 2010, and 2011. He finished his collegiate career with a record of 89-39-16, including 12 shutouts.
Following his college career, Muse was signed to an amateur tryout contract by the AHL's Portland Pirates, winning his only start for them. On July 18, 2011, Muse signed a two-way AHL deal with the Charlotte Checkers. He attended 2011 training camp with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, but was sent to Charlotte, then to Florida, for training camps.
Muse's first full professional season saw him spending time in both the ECHL and AHL, recording 15 games in Charlotte and 25 in Florida, where he shared netminding duties with Pat Nagle. Muse helped to lead Florida to their first Kelly Cup and their third Kelly Cup Final, recording a shutout win against Kalamazoo (7-0, with 32 saves), and the first 2/3 of a shutout against the Elmira (5-0, Muse had 11 saves, but he did not play the 3rd period due to a lower-body injury). He was awarded the Kelly Cup MVP trophy following the Everblades victory in Game 5.
On June 7, 2012, Muse was signed to his first NHL contract with the Everblades parent affiliate, the Carolina Hurricanes, on a one-year contract. Due to the NHL lockout, Muse was directly returned initially to the Checkers, before splitting the year for a second consecutive season with the Everblades.
On August 6, 2013, with limited NHL interest, Muse signed as a free agent to remain in the ECHL with the Fort Wayne Komets. After starting the season on the Komet's roster, Muse was signed to a PTO by the Checkers due to injuries to Cam Ward and Anton Khudobin.  In his first two starts for the Checkers, Muse recorded back to back 5-0 shutouts. By December, he had collected a record of 9-6-0 with a 2.29 GAA and .922 save percentage. As his PTO contract was nearing its end, the Checkers decided to extend an AHL deal to keep Muse in the organization through the end of the 2013-2014 season. 
|2007–08||Boston College||Hockey East||44||25||11||8||2725||100||3||2.20||.921||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Boston College||Hockey East||37||18||14||5||2248||102||3||2.72||.904||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Boston College||Hockey East||29||19||8||2||1724||69||2||2.40||.910||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Boston College||Hockey East||34||27||6||1||1954||75||4||2.30||.920||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Fort Wayne Komets||ECHL||1||0||0||1||65||3||0||2.77||.857||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East First Team||2010–11|||
- 2011 Kelly Cup Playoffs MVP
- 2011 Recipient of the Walter Brown Award, given to New England’s Best American-born Division I College Hockey Player
- 2011 Recipient of Boston College's "Outstanding Senior Male Scholar-Athlete Award."
- 2010-2011 ACHA 2nd team All-American
- Named Beanpot Tournament MVP in 2010, playing in the classic college hockey tournament. Also awarded the 2010 Eberly trophy, given annually to the goalie with the best save percentage in the Beanpot tournament.
- 2007 co-winner of the Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman Award
- Holds BC records in saves (3,696), games played (144), and single season saves. (1,171, 2007–2008)
- NCAA All Tournament Team 2008, 2010
- Hockey East All Tournament Team 2008, 2010, 2011
- BC Eagles Player Bio: John Muse
- "BC Eagles Player Bio: John Muse". Boston College. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- Favat, Brian. "BC's John Muse Signs ATO With Portland Pirates". BCInterruption.com. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- gocheckers.com, July 18, 2011
- Preston, Ken. "Hurricanes Trim Training Camp Roster by Six". Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- "ECHL transactions - Oct. 4". ECHL. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- Wommack, Woody. "Game 3 Live Blog: Breaking News: Florida goalie John Muse to miss Game 3 with lower body injury, Pat Nagle to start; David Fischer returning". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- Press Release. "Florida's Muse Named Most Valuable Player of Kelly Cup Playoffs". ECHL.
- "Hurricanes sign Goaltender John Muse". Carolina Hurricanes. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-06-07.
- "Komets add Championship Goaltender John Muse". Fort Wayne Komets. 2013-08-06. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- Hockey East First-Team All-Stars
- Concord Monitor, March 18, 2011
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