Jayson Megna

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Jayson Megna
Jayson Megna 2013-11-01.JPG
Megna with the Penguins on November 1, 2013
Born (1990-02-01) February 1, 1990 (age 29)
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Jayson Megna (born February 1, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey center. He currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and grew up in Northbrook, Illinois.

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Before playing in the NHL, Megna played 2 seasons with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League (USHL) and half a year of college hockey with the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks. During his time with the Mavericks, Megna was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team.

He was not drafted but he signed a two-way contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on August 1, 2012.[1] He was sent down to play for their AHL-affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

The Penguins called Megna up on October 24, 2013.[2] Megna made his NHL debut the next day in a 4-3 loss against the New York Islanders.[3] On October 28, 2013, Megna recorded his first NHL point on a Tanner Glass goal and also scored his first NHL goal in a 3-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.[4]

On July 10, 2014, the Penguins re-signed Megna to a one-year, two-way contract.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Penguins Sign Forward Jayson Megna". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 2015-4-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Penguins' Letang likely to make season debut Friday". NHL. Retrieved 2015-4-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Bailey's late goal leads Islanders past Penguins". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 2015-4-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Rookie Megna leads Penguins past Hurricanes". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 2015-4-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Penguins Re-Sign Forward Jayson Megna to a One-Year Contract". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 2015-4-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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