This is the first part of the series on the newest members of the Anaheim Ducks, the 2012 draftees. I’m going to start with their last pick and go from there. The Ducks drafted four defenseman on Day 2. The last of which was picked with the 210th overall pick in the seventh round, Jaycob Megna.
Megna was born on December 10, 1992, 19-years-old. His hometown is Northbrook, Illinois. He is one of three Americans taken by the Ducks in this draft. He is listed at 6’4″-164 lbs, however, he is listed at 200 lbs on the profile page of him at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Being a seventh round pick, not much is known on the internet about Megna.
Megna attended Glenbrook North High School before deciding to play junior hockey, while attending, Megna achieved a 4.0 GPA. After Glenbrook, he joined the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League (USHL) in Muskegon, Michigan.
In 2010-2011, Jaycob Megna recorded 1 goal and 17 assists for 18 points and 24 PIM in 55 games with the Lumberjacks, he was also named the co-recipient of the United States Hockey League’s Scholar-Athlete Award for the 2010-11 season for maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average. The nest year was his freshman year at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He appeared in 35 games as a freshman with 2 goals and 3 assists with 8 PIM. He is also fortunate enough to play with his brother Jayson Megna who is also a freshman, but a couple years older and is a forward.
As I said before, not much is available about Megna. He is not widely known as many seventh-rounders are. However, he has very good size at 6’6″, but will need to add some weight. He certainly fills the needs that the Ducks have right now. They need to bolster their defense. They need to get bigger and more physical on the blue line. Jaycob Megna is not seen as a top prospect right now, but let’s see how he develops over the next few years at UNO (University of Nebraska-Omaha).
2010-2011: Muskegon (USHL) = 55 GP, 1G, 17 A, 18 P, 24 PIM
2011-2012: University of Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA) = 35 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, 8 PIM
2010-2011: Muskegon (USHL) = 6 GP, 0 G, 3 A, 3 P, 0 PIM
Next will be defenseman Kenton Helgesen.
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