Capitals Assign Jayson Megna to Hershey

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The Washington Capitals have assigned forward Jayson Megna to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.  

Megna was placed on waivers earlier in the month, cleared, and returned to the Capitals, but did not see any game action.

Megna is expected to join the Bears for today’s contest in Rockford. The Hershey Bears conclude their Midwest road trip with a 5 p.m. tilt in Rockford.


Megna, 28, appeared in one game for the Vancouver Canucks and 25 games for the Utica Comments (AHL) last season, recording 13 points (4g, 9a).

The 6’1”, 195-pound center has recorded 20 points (10g, 10a) in 113 games between Vancouver, the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Megna made his NHL debut on Oct. 25, 2013 with the Pittsburgh Penguins and recorded his first goal and assist on Oct. 28, 2013 against the Carolina Hurricanes. In 241 AHL games with the Utica Comets, Hartford Wolf Pack and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Megna has recorded 126 points (60g, 66a). A native of Fort Lauderdale, FL., Megna attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team in 2012.


About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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2 Responses to Capitals Assign Jayson Megna to Hershey

  1. Clifford Keefe says:

    Jayson Megna has always puzzled me. He has size, heart and when I look at the tapes, many of the goals he does tally have been “Goal Scorer’s” goals. But for some reason he’s never found enough favor in other cities–including this one, understandably–to stick anywhere…

    I wish him luck and hope he lands with an organization that’s needy enough at the forward/center position to give him an opportunity to log 15 minutes a game or so.


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