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Jayson Megna
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Born February 1, 1990 (1990-02-01) (age 29)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
New York Rangers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Jayson Megna (born February 1, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Jayson played his high school hockey at Glenbrook North High School and Tabor Academy. He graduated in 2009 and then went to the USHL where he played two seasons with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders.

After two seasons with Cedar Rapids, he attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he played on the same team as his younger brother Jaycob. While there, Jayson was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team.

Following his freshman year, Jayson attended the Pittsburgh Penguins development camp and on August 1, 2012 he signed a two-way contract with an annual value of $925,000. In the 2013–14 season,

On October 24, 2013, Jayson was recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL). He made his NHL debut versus the New York Islanders on October 25, 2013. He scored his first NHL point, an assist and also his first NHL goal against the Carolina Hurricanes on October 28, 2013.

On July 1, 2015, he left the Penguins organization as a free agent and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers. He began the 2015–16 season with the Rangers' AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack and was promoted to the Rangers on November 30, 2015.

Jayson returned to the Wolfpack on January 22, 2016 for a brief stint. He was later recalled by the Rangers on April 20, 2016, from the Hartford Wolf Pack.

With his contract with the Rangers completed, Jayson secured a one-year, one-way deal as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks on July 1, 2016. He was reassigned to the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets to start the season but was recalled to the Canucks on October 24, 2016.

On December 8, 2016, he scored two goals to help the Canucks defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 5–1 for his first career multi-goal game.

On April 2, 2017, Jayson signed a one-year contract extension with the Canucks for the 2017–18 NHL season.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 56 11 15 26 62 5 0 0 0 6
2010–11 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 60 30 28 58 45 8 4 3 7 4
2011–12 Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks WCHA 38 13 18 31 27
2012–13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 56 5 7 12 28 12 2 3 5 0
2013–14 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 25 9 6 15 4 13 1 2 3 4
2013–14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 36 5 4 9 6 2 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 63 26 13 39 40 8 1 4 5 2
2014–15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 12 0 1 1 14
2015–16 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 65 15 29 44 22
2015–16 New York Rangers NHL 6 1 1 2 2
2016–17 Utica Comets AHL 4 1 2 3 0
2016–17 Vancouver Canucks NHL 58 4 4 8 6
NHL totals 112 10 10 20 28 2 0 0 0 0

AccoladesEdit

  • All-WCHA Rookie Team (2011–12)

Personal LifeEdit

Jayson's younger brother Jaycob was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the 7th round (210th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

His father, Jay, was a defensive back in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints in the 1980s.

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