Penguins Sign Jayson Megna

During the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Development Camp in July, many fans were keeping their eyes on some of Pittsburgh’s top draft picks such as Simon Despres, Joe Morrow, Beau Bennett, Derrick Pouliot, and Olli Maata. Although the Penguins’ front office had their eyes on them too, general manager Ray Shero clearly liked what he saw from forward Jayson Megna, who was invited to camp after a great year at the University of Nebraska-Omaha of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Shero signed him to a two-year entry level contract today worth $1.85 million. It is a two-way deal and has an annual value of $925,000. The 22 year-old tallied 31 points (13 goals and 18 assists) in 38 games with the Mavericks and was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team. Megna was very productive on special teams by recording two shorthanded goals and ten points on the power play.