Jayson Megna signs two-year deal with Pittsburgh

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Nebraska Omaha forward Jayson Megna (11) accepts a pass during UNO’s 3-2 overtime loss to Denver at CenturyLink Center on Mar. 3, 2012. Megna signed a two-way deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL, the Penguins announced Wednesday. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Former Nebraska Omaha forward Jayson Megna signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League, it was announced Wednesday.

Megna, 22, announced on July 27 that he would be leaving UNO following his freshman season in which he put together 13 goals and 18 assists for 31 points.

At the time, he was mulling over offers from three NHL clubs: The Penguins, the Boston Bruins and the Winnipeg Jets.

The Northbrook, Ill. native signed a two-way deal with Pittsburgh, which means the organization can send him down to its minor league affiliates without having to go through waivers first. The average annual value of Megna’s contract is $925,000.

Megna will be expected to report to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Pittsburgh’s affiliate in the American Hockey League.

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