Jayson Megna

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Jayson Megna
Jayson Megna 2013-11-01.JPG
Born (1990-02-01) February 1, 1990 (age 28)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Washington Capitals
Pittsburgh Penguins
New York Rangers
Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Jayson Megna (born February 1, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing under contract to the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Megna was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but grew up in Northbrook, Illinois.

Playing career[edit]

Megna played his high school hockey at Glenbrook North High School and Tabor Academy. He graduated in 2009 and then went to the USHL where he played two seasons with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders. After two seasons with Cedar Rapids, Jayson went to University of Nebraska at Omaha where he played on the same team as his brother Jaycob Megna. While there, Jayson was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team.

Following his Freshman year Jayson attended the Pittsburgh Penguins development camp and on August 1, 2012 he signed a two-way contract with an annual value of $925,000. In the 2013–14 season, on October 24, 2013, Jayson was recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).[1] He made his NHL debut versus the New York Islanders on October 25, 2013. He scored his first NHL point, an assist, and also his first NHL goal against the Carolina Hurricanes on October 28, 2013.[2]

On July 1, 2015, Megna left the Penguins organization as a free agent and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers.[3] He began the 2015–16 season with the Rangers' AHL affiliate the Hartford Wolfpack, and was promoted to the Rangers on November 30, 2015.[4] Megna returned to the Wolfpack on January 22, 2016 for a brief stint.[5] He was later recalled by the Rangers on April 20, 2016, from the team's AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.[6]

With his contract with the Rangers completed, Megna secured a one-year, one-way deal as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks on July 1, 2016.[7] He was reassigned to the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets to start the season but was recalled to the Canucks on October 24, 2016.[8] On December 8, 2016 he scored two goals to help the Canucks defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 5–1 for his first career multi-goal game.[9]

On April 2, 2017, Megna signed a one-year extension with the Canucks for the 2017–18 NHL season.[10]

On July 1, 2018, Megna signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals for the 2018–19 NHL season.[11]

Family[edit]

His younger brother Jaycob (born December 10, 1992) was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the 7th round (210th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.[12] His father, Jay, was a defensive back for the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints in the 1980s.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 56 11 15 26 62 5 0 0 0 6
2010–11 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 60 30 28 58 45 8 4 3 7 4
2011–12 Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks WCHA 38 13 18 31 27
2012–13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 56 5 7 12 28 12 2 3 5 0
2013–14 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 25 9 6 15 4 13 1 2 3 4
2013–14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 36 5 4 9 6 2 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 63 26 13 39 40 8 1 4 5 2
2014–15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 12 0 1 1 14
2015–16 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 65 15 29 44 22
2015–16 New York Rangers NHL 6 1 1 2 2
2016–17 Utica Comets AHL 4 1 2 3 0
2016–17 Vancouver Canucks NHL 58 4 4 8 6
2017–18 Utica Comets AHL 25 4 9 13 6
2017–18 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 113 10 10 20 28 2 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2011–12 [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penguins Recall Forward Jayson Megna". Pittsburgh Penguins. October 24, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rookie Jayson Megna has 1st career goal, assist in Penguins' 3–1 win over Hurricanes". National Hockey League. October 28, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with free agent forward Jayson Megna". New York Rangers. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ Gorman, D. (November 30, 2015). "Rangers center Derek Stepan out 4 to 6 weeks". AP Sports. 
  5. ^ Brett Cyrgalis (2016-01-22). "Megna returned to Wolf Pack". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  6. ^ "New York Rangers Recall Seven Players from Hartford Wolf Pack". 
  7. ^ "Canucks sign Jayson Megna to one-year deal". Vancouver Canucks. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  8. ^ "Canucks Recall Megna and Stecher from the Comets". nhl.com. October 24, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Jack Skille, Jayson Megna power Canucks to win". nhl.com. 2016-12-08. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  10. ^ "Jayson Megna signed to one-year extension". canucks.com. April 2, 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Washington Capitals sign Michael Sgarbossa, Jayson Megna". Washington Capitals. 2018-07-01. Retrieved 2018-07-01. 
  12. ^ "Jaycob Megna player profile". Anaheim Ducks. November 3, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Megna's career path followed hockey passion, not family football lineage". Vancouver Sun. December 29, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2017. 
  14. ^ "WCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 

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