Washington Capitals assign Megna to Hershey, Bears to put him in lineup tonight

The Hershey Bears get some much needed help thanks to the Washington Capitals. The Caps have assigned forward Jayson Megna to Hershey just in time to get to Rockford and play for the Bears on their third game of a seven game road trip. Megan will wear number 36 for Hershey tonight.

NEWS: The @Capitals have assigned forward @Jayson_Megna to the Bears. He is expected to join the team today in Rockford. https://t.co/8HtX65p6Xd pic.twitter.com/xgPOKcZ5wz

— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) October 14, 2018

Here is the Washington Capitals press release:

ARLINGTON, Va. – 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, 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.

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