Mucha is doing his second tour of duty with an NHL team this season; he filled in for the Boston Bruins during their practice in Edmonton.
Mucha was named a Canada West Second-Team All-Star after posting a 14-1-1 record, as well as the second-best goals against average (1.87) in the country. He also had three shutouts and a .909 save percentage. A year earlier, he was named goaltender of the year in Canadian college hockey.
That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.
— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4