John Muse

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John Muse
John Muse 2013-1.jpg
Born (1988-08-01) August 1, 1988 (age 26)
East Falmouth, MA, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
AHL team
Former teams
Charlotte Checkers
AHL
Portland Pirates
ECHL
Florida Everblades
Fort Wayne Komets
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

John Roger Muse (born August 1, 1988) is an American ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Muse played high school hockey at Noble and Greenough School under the coaching of Brian Day. He went on to play in college for the Boston College Eagles in the NCAA's Division I Hockey East conference.

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.[1][2]

Professional[edit]

Following his college career, Muse was signed to an amateur tryout contract by the AHL's Portland Pirates, winning his only start for them.[3] On July 18, 2011, Muse signed a two-way AHL deal with the Charlotte Checkers.[4] He attended 2011 training camp with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, but was sent to Charlotte, then to Florida, for training camps.[5][6]

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).[7] He was awarded the Kelly Cup MVP trophy following the Everblades victory in Game 5.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2007–08 Boston College HE 44 25 11 8 2725 100 3 2.20 .921
2008–09 Boston College HE 37 18 14 5 2248 102 3 2.72 .904
2009–10 Boston College HE 29 19 8 2 1724 69 2 2.40 .910
2010–11 Boston College HE 34 27 6 1 1954 75 4 2.30 .920
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL 1 1 0 0 65 2 0 1.85 .943
2011–12 Florida Everblades ECHL 25 16 6 3 1489 60 1 2.42 .920 13 11 2 776 23 1 1.78 .939
2011–12 Charlotte Checkers AHL 15 10 3 2 897 27 2 1.81 .941
2012–13 Florida Everblades ECHL 21 9 8 4 1229 75 0 3.66 .884
2012–13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 16 7 7 1 912 49 0 3.22 .891 1 0 0 27 1 0 2.26 .917
2013–14 Fort Wayne Komets ECHL 1 0 0 1 65 3 0 2.77 .857
2013–14 Charlotte Checkers AHL 47 27 18 0 2657 121 5 2.73 .915
AHL totals 79 45 28 3 4531 199 7 2.64 .916 1 0 0 27 1 0 2.26 .917

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2008 [13]
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 2008 [14]
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2010 [13]
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 2010 [14]
All-Hockey East First Team 2010–11 [15][16]
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2010–11
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2011 [13]
  • 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."
  • 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

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