2009-10: John Muse skated in 29 games for Boston College as a junior and was named to the Frozen Four All-Tournament team as the Eagles captured the national championship. He was 19-18-2 and had 2 shutouts; finishing with a 2.40 goals against and .910 save percentage. After finishing second to New Hampshire in the Hockey East regular season, BC was unbeaten in it's last 13 games (12-0-1), winning the Hockey East and NCAA tournament championships.
2010-11: Muse made his pro hockey debut after concluding his college career, stopping 33 of 35 shots in his only AHL appearance, a 3-2 overtime win by the Portland Pirates in an April game against Albany. Muse played 34 games for Boston College as a senior and was 27-6-1 with 4 shutouts. His 2.30 goals against was the top mark in Hockey East and he had a .920 save percentage.
2011-12: Muse signed a free agent contract with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers in July 2011 and after attending Carolina's NHL camp he began his first pro season with the ECHL's Florida Everblades. Muse made his AHL debut with Charlotte in December, earning a win in relief of starter Mike Murphy in his only game before being returned to the Everblades. He returned to the Checkers in January, winning 8 of 10 starts and finished 10-3-2 in 15 games before returning to Florida. Muse was 16-6-3 in 25 ECHL games for the Everblades with a 2.42 goals against and .920 save percentage. He played in 13 of 18 playoff games as Florida captured the ECHL's Kelly Cup. Muse was 11-2 with 1 shutout and had a 1.78 goals against and .939 save percentage. Muse signed a one-year, free-agent contract with the Hurricanes in June, 2012.
Muse signed a one-year deal, likely to provide depth in the organization in goal.