DETROIT - APRIL 08: John Muse #1 of the Boston College Eagles gets ready for the game against the Miami Redhawks on April 8, 2010 during the semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Boston College defeated Miami 7-1 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Congratulations to former Boston College Eagles netminder John Muse, who signed his first NHL contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. Muse signs a one-year contract that will pay him $525,000 at the NHL level or $50,000 in the minors. Also, some spending cash in the form of a 10k signing bonus.
Nice things were said by Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for Carolina.
"John is a proven winner, having captured championships on both the collegiate and professional levels," said Francis. "He excelled in his first professional season with the Checkers and Everblades, and adds to our organization's goaltending depth."
Muse split time between the AHL's Charlotte Checkers and the ECHL's Florida Everblades in his first pro season. The two time NCAA National Championship was 10-3-2 with a 1.81 GAA and .941 save percentage with the Checkers, and 16-6-3 with a 2.42 GAA and .920 save percentage for the Everblades. Muse captured MVP honors for the ECHL's Kelly Cup playoffs, going 11-2 with a 1.78 GAA and .939 save percentage, leading Florida to its first ever Kelly Cup championship.
Congratulations to Muse!