PITTSBURGH -- Twenty-three years ago, Jay Megna gave his son his name. He wasn't going to give him the same athletic career path.
Jay's first son Jayson ("I think that was kind of like a little pun on words, I guess," Jayson said with a chuckle) didn't grow up wanting to play college or pro football like his father did. Instead, Jayson Megna chose hockey -- and as he participates in the Pittsburgh Penguins' development camp this week, Megna has is hoping to complete a rare four-levels-of-hockey-in-four-years superfecta.
Megna, a 23-year-old forward, will have the opportunity earn one of the vacant spots in the Penguins' lineup at training camp in September.
"Jayson Megna ... is one of those guys who can compete for the opportunity to play in Pittsburgh this season," said John Hynes, coach of Pittsburgh's American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.