Jayson Megna(19) Pittsburgh Penguins

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Undrafted 2nd year center Jayson Megna(19) didn’t spend long pursuing a degree in college hockey after a couple of seasons in US junior hockey before signing a 2-year entry level deal with Pittsburgh Penguins.

He put up virtually point-per-game numbers in his last pair of campaigns in the USHL with Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, then one-year at University Of Nebraska-Omaha.

The 6’1″ 195 lbs. forward spent his entire rookie season in the AHL with minor league affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins where he dropped in 5 goals and 7 assists with a -12 rating playing most limited duties in the lineup.

He somewhat broke out in the Calder Cup Playoffs with a pair of strikes and 3 assists in 12 games and that play has carried over into this the final year of his contract.

In 6 games he’s already put in another 3 goals and 2 assists with a +8 rating.

This play earned him his first NHL recall 10/25. In his debut he skated 13 even strength shifts with total ice time of 9:26 and an unfortunate -1 in the late third period defeat to the Islanders.

You can definitely see that this is a player with something to prove this season. He’s always easily spotted out there because he’s always squarely in the middle of the play.

10/28: In his second big league game he gets his first NHL goal and adds an assist in the win.


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