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Penguins Re-Sign Forward Jayson Megna to a One-Year Contract

Thursday, 07.10.2014 / 2:00 PM / News
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Penguins Re-Sign Forward Jayson Megna to a One-Year Contract
Penguins Re-Sign Forward Jayson Megna to a One-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Jayson Megna to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The deal is a two-way contract, and has an average annual value of $874,125 at the NHL level.

Megna, 24, saw action at the NHL level for the first time in 2013-14, tallying five goals, four assists and nine points in 36 regular-season contests. He also suited up for two playoff games.

A native of Plantation, Florida, Megna made his NHL debut on Oct. 25 against the New York Islanders and notched his first NHL points with a goal and an assist on Oct. 28 at Carolina.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Megna played in 25 regular-season games with the Penguins’ top minor-league affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL). Megna tallied 15 points (9G-6A) for WBS, then added three points (1G-2A) in 13 AHL playoffs games, helping WBS reach the conference finals for the second straight year.

Megna, who was originally signed by the Penguins as an undrafted free agent in August 2012, has played two seasons in the Pittsburgh organization, notching 27 points (14G-13A) in 81 regular-season games and eight points (3G-5A) in 25 postseason contests.

Megna played one season of college hockey at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2011-12, placing third on the team with 31 points (13G-18A) while being voted to the WCHA All-Rookie Team. He also played two seasons for Cedar Rapids in the United States Hockey League (USHL).

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