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Canucks sign Jayson Megna to one-year deal

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Jayson Megna to a one-year, one-way contract that will carry a value of $600,000.

“Jayson brings a combination of size, speed and skill to our team adding depth to our forward group this season,” said Jim Benning. “He has the ability to catch the opposition off-guard with deceptive speed and brings a willingness to play in the difficult areas around the net and in the corners. We’re pleased to be able to add Jayson to the team.”

Megna, 26, split the 2015.16 season between the New York Rangers and the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack. In six games with the Rangers, Megna tallied one goal and one assist (1-1-2) along with two penalty minutes. In 68 games with Hartford, he finished tied for third on the team in goals (15), tied for first in assists (29) and second in points (44). His totals on the year in games played, assists and points were all AHL career-highs.

The 6-1, 195-pound forward has skated in 54 career NHL games over parts of three seasons split between New York and Pittsburgh, registering 12 points (6-6-12) along with 22 penalty minutes. In addition, Megna has appeared in two career NHL playoff games.

Prior to his professional career, Megna played one season with the University of Nebraska-Omaha. During his freshman season in 2011.12, Megna was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team and finished third on the team in goals (13), assists (18) and points (31).

A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Megna was originally signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent on August 1, 2012.


Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2009-2010 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders-USHL 56 11 15 26 3 62 5 1 0 111 9.9
2010-2011 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders-USHL 60 30 28 58 11 45 8 0 8 234 12.8
2011-2012 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks-WCHA 38 13 18 31 27 3 2 0
2012-2013 Wilkes-Barre Penguins-AHL 56 5 7 12 -12 28 1 0 0 104 4.8
2013-2014 Penguins 36 5 4 9 1 6 0 0 2 36 13.9
2013-2014 Wilkes-Barre Penguins-AHL 25 9 6 15 13 4 0 2 2 46 19.6
2014-2015 Penguins 12 0 1 1 -2 14 0 0 0 13 0.0
2014-2015 Wilkes-Barre Penguins-AHL 63 26 13 39 18 40 5 1 4 134 19.4
2015-2016 Rangers 6 1 1 2 -1 2 0 0 0 9 11.1
NHL Totals 54 6 6 12 -2 22 0 0 2 58 10.3
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2009-2010 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders-USHL 5 0 0 0 -1 6 0 0 0 7 0.0
2010-2011 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders-USHL 8 4 3 7 2 4 1 0 1 34 11.8
2012-2013 Wilkes-Barre Penguins-AHL 12 2 3 5 -3 0 0 0 1 21 9.5
2013-2014 Penguins 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
2013-2014 Wilkes-Barre Penguins-AHL 13 1 2 3 -2 4 0 0 0 23 4.4
2014-2015 Wilkes-Barre Penguins-AHL 8 1 4 5 -3 2 1 0 1 9 11.1
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0

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