SAN JOSE, CA (July 28, 2021) – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed defenseman Jaycob Megna (@JaycobMegna) to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Megna, 28, donned the “C” as Barracuda team captain in 2020-21, his first within the organization. Among team defensemen, he finished first in shots (55), game-winning goals (1), unassisted goals (2), tied for first in plus/minus (+8), tied for third in goals (2), fourth in points (8) and fifth in assists (6). In total, Megna appeared in 36 regular-season games with the Barracuda this past season, along with four playoff games.
Megna was named the team’s John McCarthy Leadership Award recipient which is annually presented to the player who displays incredible leadership qualities on the ice, amongst his teammates and within the community, through his preparation, hard work, character and inclusivity. Megna was named the third captain in Barracuda franchise history on Feb. 6, joining John McCarthy (2016-19) and Bryan Lerg (2015-16).
In his career, the Northbrook, Illinois native has skated in 43 NHL games, all with the Anaheim Ducks, collecting five points (one goal, four assists). In addition, he has appeared in 346 AHL games with San Jose, Chicago, San Diego and Norfolk, totaling 87 points (15 goals, 72 assists), 164 penalty minutes and a +81 rating. In 2019-20, as a member of the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, Megna served as an alternate captain under current Sharks’ Assistant Coach Rocky Thompson and also was the captain of the San Diego Gulls in 2018-19.
The six-foot-six, 220-pounder was originally selected by Anaheim in the 2012 NHL Draft (seventh round, 210th overall).