Canucks Recall Megna and Stecher
by Mark Caswell, Jr.Oct 24, 2016
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Jayson Megna and defenceman Troy Stecher from the AHL Utica Comets.
Megna, 26, has appeared in four games with Utica this season where he currently ranks tied for fourth on the team in scoring (1-2-3). The 6-1, 192-pound forward split the 2015.16 season between the New York Rangers and the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack. In six games with the Rangers, Megna tallied one goal and one assist (1-1-2) along with two penalty minutes. In 68 games with Hartford, he finished tied for third on the team in goals (15), tied for first in assists (29) and second in points (44). His totals on the year in games played, assists and points were all AHL career-highs.
A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Megna was originally signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent on August 1, 2012.
Stecher, 22, has registered an assist (0-1-1) along with four penalty minutes in four games with the Comets this season. In 2015.16, the 5-11, 191-pound defenceman completed his junior season with the University of North Dakota, helping the Fighting Hawks to their eighth NCAA Championship while being named to the All-Tournament Team. A Second Team West All-American, Stecher also led the Fighting Hawks defencemen in goals (8), assists (21), and points (29).
A native of Richmond, British Columbia, Stecher was signed by Vancouver as a free agent on April 13, 2016.