June 29, 2017
The Anaheim Ducks, NHL affiliate of the San Diego Gulls, signed defenseman Jaycob Megna to a two-year, two-way contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Megna, 24 (12/10/92), made his NHL debut in a 4-0 Ducks victory on Apr. 6, 2017 vs. Chicago, recording a +1 rating in 15:20 time-on-ice (TOI). He spent the majority of the 2016-17 regular season with the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League (AHL), collecting 5-22=27 points with a +33 rating and 37 penalty minutes (PIM) in 62 games. He concluded the season leading the AHL in plus/minus, while ranking second among team defensemen in assists and third in points. He set AHL career highs in several offensive categories in 2016-17, including goals, assists, points and plus/minus.
Selected by Anaheim in the seventh round (210th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Megna has collected 6-38=44 points with a +55 rating and 57 PIM in 163 career AHL games with San Diego (2015-17) and Norfolk (2013-15). The 6-6, 224-pound defenseman also played three seasons with Nebraska-Omaha of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (2011-13) and National Collegiate Hockey Conference (2013-14), earning 4-18=22 points with a +12 rating and 40 PIM in 105 games.