Ice hockey player
874,125 USD (2015)
| February 1, 1990 (age 25)
Northbrook, IL United States (1990-02-01) |
New York Rangers
Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
University of Nebraska Omaha
Matthew Lindblad, Brian Gibbons, Raphael Diaz, Brian Dumoulin, Andrew Ebbett
Jayson Megna (born February 1, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Megna was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but grew up in Northbrook, Illinois.
Megna 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, Jayson went to University of Nebraska at Omaha where he played on the same team as his brother Jaycob Megna. 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, Megna 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 Wolfpack, and was promoted to the Rangers on November 30, 2015. Megna 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 team's AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.
With his contract with the Rangers completed, Megna 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, Megna signed a one-year extension with the Canucks for the 2017–18 NHL season.
His younger brother Jaycob (born December 10, 1992) 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 for the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints in the 1980s.
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