Carter Camper #11 of the Miami Redhawks is knocked over by John Muse #1 of the Boston College Eagles on April 8, 2010 during the semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
"Charlotte Checkers head coach and general manager Jeff Daniels announced today the team has signed goaltender John Muse to a two-way American Hockey League contract.
Muse, 22, completed his fourth season at Boston College in 2010-11, posting a 27-6-1 record, with a 2.30 goals against average and .920 save percentage. He was then signed to an amateur tryout by the Portland Pirates and won his only decision, a 3-2 shootout victory over Albany, on April 9."
Superfans are well versed in Muse's college hockey resume. Muse backstopped the Eagles to two National Championships in college, and was 8-1 in the NCAAs, 21-2 in postseason play and holds the Eagles' records for games played (144) and saves (3,696). So yeah, he's pretty good.
However, Superfans might not be very familiar with the Charlotte Checkers. You may remember seeing former Eagles like Brian Gionta and Scott Clemmensen suit up for the Albany River Rats, who were the New Jersey Devils AHL affiliate from 1993-2006. In 2006, the Hurricanes signed an affiliate deal with the club, and the team was later sold and moved to Charlotte for the 2010-11 season. The Checkers made the Calder Cup playoffs in their first season in Charlotte, making it all the way to the Conference Finals before falling to the Binghamton Senators 4 games to none.
Muse's two-way contract with the Checkers means that he will likely spend some time down with the Checkers' ECHL affiliate the Florida Everblades.
Best of luck MUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!