(Guess who's going back to WBS . . .)
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today the calling up of forward Jayson Megna, who will join the big club for Friday’s contest against the New York Islanders. The 23-year old Florida native's spot on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Baby Penguins will be taken back by Harry Zolnierczyk and Chris Conner, both of whom were called up last week. Zolnierczyk appeared in three games for the Pens while Conner only played in two. Neither registered a point.
Jayson Megna has been on fire in the AHL, tallying five points (three goals and a pair of assists) in six games. The odd thing is, the bulk of his points have been scored on the penalty kill. Two of his goals and one of his helpers have come on the man disadvantage. No doubt the Pens are looking for potential sparks with Megna and Crosby killing penalties together (too soon?). Megna also sports a plus-8 rating and has not been a minus player in any AHL game so far this year.
Of being called up, Megna said, "It’s amazing. There’s just a lot of different emotions that go with this. I’m obviously very excited, a little nervous, but this is fun. I’m having a lot of fun with it and going to soak it all in. I’ve obviously worked my whole life to get here so it’s nice to finally be here. I want to help contribute and help the team win games.”
The NHL is a family affair for Megna, as his brother Jaycob (see what they did there) was a 2012 draft selection of the Anaheim Ducks.
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