Former Carolina Hurricanes goaltending prospect John Muse has been signed by the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL. In addition, Andreas Nodl has been signed by Lausanne of the NLA in Switzerland.
Muse’s first full professional season during the 2011-2012 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. 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. Last season, he was named Kelly Cup MVP in 2012 when he led the Florida Everblades to their first title. Muse was 11-2 in the Kelly Cup playoffs with a 1.78 goals-against average in 13 games.
Nodl was drafted in the second round, 39th overall, of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. On November 29, 2011, he was waived by the Flyers after spending time between the NHL and AHL and was picked up by the Hurricanes. He’s a veteran of 183 NHL games and should get another shot in the NHL at some point. During his time with the Hurricanes, he was considered more of a defensive forward than an offensive one, leading him to be placed in roles that he didn’t fulfill all too well.
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