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Megna’s deal is worth $874,125 at the NHL level – per the Pens’ website. He was a restricted free agent.
Megna, 24, was signed by Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent back in 2012, and was able to make his NHL debut this past season for the team.
Performing in 36 regular-season games for the Penguins, Megna recorded nine points (5G, 4A) and skated to a plus-1 rating. He even got the chance to play in two playoff tilts for Pittsburgh, but he did not register a point.
In 25 regular-season games for the Pens’ minor league affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Megna collected 15 points (9G, 6A) and skated to a phenomenal plus-13 rating. He also added three points (1G, 2A) in 13 playoff contests.
Megna brings many effective tangibles to the rink, but one of his main attributes is his electric speed – a factor Pittsburgh is somewhat lacking in. Not to mention his ability to go to the net, which is a rarity these days for the Penguins.
With a full-set of forwards already rostered for Pittsburgh, it’s difficult to predict whether Megna will be in the NHL or AHL.
As it stands right now, he’ll in all likelihood start with WBS, however, that’s not definite.
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