Now that we are in Free Agency, the moves around the league are pretty fluid. And now that the Caps have at least signed John Carlson to a deal, they can look around the league a bit more to see where to fill in their roster gaps for the Caps and the Hershey Bears. They still need to lock down Tom Wilson and we hope to see that real soon.
Meanwhile, the Capitals announced in a press release today that hey have signed Jayson Megna and Michael Sgarbossa to one-year, two-way contracts. Both are centers. They also signed Travis Boyd, Nic Dowd, and Martin Fehervary. More about Fehervary can be found here. According to the Capitals, Dowd was signed to “a one-year contract… Dowd’s contract will carry an average annual value of $650,000.” Boyd and Dowd will likely challenge each other for the open center spot on the Caps roster during training camp.
From the press release:
Megna, 28, appeared in one game for the Vancouver Canucks and 25 games for the Utica Comets (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.
Sgarbossa, 25, has recorded 10 points (2g, 8a) in 48 career NHL games with the Anaheim Ducks, the Florida Panthers and the Colorado Avalanche. Last season, the 6’0”, 186-pound center recorded 40 points (16g, 24a) with the Manitoba Moose in the AHL last season. In 312 AHL games between Manitoba, the Springfield Thunderbirds, the San Diego Gulls, the Norfolk Admirals and the Lake Erie Monsters, the Campbellville, Ont., native recorded 199 points (72g, 127a) and was an AHL All Star in 2013. In his final season in the Ontario Hockey League, Sgarbossa led the League with 102 points (47g, 55a) and was a member of the OHL First All Star team in 2012.
And regarding Travis Boyd – check out our article on him for more details. Click Here!
Still more signings to happen!
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