Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Jayson Megna to a one-year, one-way contract extension that will carry a value of $675,000.
"Jayson is a strong skater who has added depth to our forward group," said General Manager Jim Benning. "We value his character and professionalism and are pleased to re-sign him for another year."
Megna, 27, has registered eight points (4-4-8) in his first season with the Canucks in 2016.17. His 53 games played on the year are a career-high while his four assists tie a career-high set during the 2013.14 season. The 6-1, 195-pound forward appeared in his 100th career NHL game earlier this season on March 5th at Anaheim. He has also appeared in four games with the AHL Utica Comets this season, registering a goal and two assists (1-2-3).
In 107 career NHL games over parts of four seasons split between Vancouver, New York and Pittsburgh, Megna has collected 20 points (10-10-20) along with 28 penalty minutes. In addition, he has skated in two career NHL playoff games.
A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Megna was signed by Vancouver as a free agent on July 1, 2016.