26-Year-Old Left Wing – Vancouver Canucks
Jayson Megna Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Canucks in July 2016.
Megna was waived by the Canucks on Thursday for the purpose of reassignment to the minors, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.
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Late of the Penguins, Megna was a depth forward signing for an organization desperately hoping to cash in on a low-risk late bloomer. Although Megna had his best offensive season as a professional (26 goals, 39 points in 63 games) with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season, he barely earned a cup of coffee with Pittsburgh, and subsequently expressed interest in joining a new organization this summer. While it's plausible Megna could earn a spot on Broadway out of training camp, he's very likely to start the season with AHL Hartford.
Megna is a forward prospect with good speed who was probably under-utilized by former coach Dan Bylsma. The 24-year-old scored five goals and nine points in 36 games for the Pens while adding 15 points (9G, 6A) in 25 AHL contests. He has the potential to serve as a third-line winger and the changing of regimes in Pittsburgh can only help the undrafted Florida native. He scored 30 goals in the USHL back in 2010-11, but from a fantasy perspective, there's little reason to run out and draft Megna.
Megna has some offensive potential, but at 23 years of age he is already on the older side. He scored 30 goals in the USHL a couple seasons ago and totaled 31 points in 38 games for the University of Nebraska-Omaha last year. He then made his professional debut with the Baby Pens, but the numbers just weren't there. Megna potted five goals and 12 points in 56 AHL games as a rookie. If his sophomore campaign with Wilkes-Barre goes well, then he could put himself on the radar map. As of now, there's little reason to roster the forward.