The Washington Capitals have signed centers Jayson Megna and Michael Sgarbossa to a one-year, two-way contracts, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The two contracts will carry an average annual value of $650,000 and $315,000 in the AHL.
Megna, 28, appeared in one game for the Vancouver Canucks and 25 games for the Utica Comments (AHL) last season, recording 13 points (4g, 9a). The 6'1", 195-pound center has recorded 20 points (10g, 10a) in 113 games between Vancouver, the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Megna made his NHL debut on Oct. 25, 2013 with the Pittsburgh Penguins and recorded his first goal and assist on Oct. 28, 2013 against the Carolina Hurricanes. In 241 AHL games with the Utica Comets, Hartford Wolf Pack and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Megna has recorded 126 points (60g, 66a). A native of Fort Lauderdale, FL., Megna attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team in 2012.
Sgarbossa, 25, has recorded 10 points (2g, 8a) in 48 career NHL games with the Anaheim Ducks, the Florida Panthers and the Colorado Avalanche. Last season, the 6'0", 186-pound center recorded 40 points (16g, 24a) with the Manitoba Moose in the AHL last season. In 312 AHL games between Manitoba, the Springfield Thunderbirds, the San Diego Gulls, the Norfolk Admirals and the Lake Erie Monsters, the Campbellville, Ont., native recorded 199 points (72g, 127a) and was an AHL All Star in 2013. In his final season in the Ontario Hockey League, Sgarbossa led the League with 102 points (47g, 55a) and was a member of the OHL First All Star team in 2012.