Wade Megan
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Wade Megan

Hometown:

Canton New York

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-07-22

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

5th round (138th overall), 2009

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2007-08: Wade Megan scored 24 goals with 29 assists in 34 games for the South Kent School in Connecticut.

2008-09: Megan score 27 goals with 36 assists in his senior year at South Kent School. Megan played for the Neponset Valley River Rats in the Massachusetts Tier 1 select league scoring 8 goals with 8 assists in 16 games. He committed to playing college hockey at Boston University.

2009-10: Megan played 35 games as a freshman for Boston University. He scored 5 goals with 12 assists and was -2 with 22 PIM. Two of his five goals came on the power play. The Terriers were part of a tightly-closed pack in the Hockey East standings and finished in a three-way tie for third place as seven of the ten teams finished within four points of each other. BU reached the Hockey East semifinals, falling 5-2 to Maine.

2010-11: Megan, a sophomore, was one of six players to appear in all 39 games for Boston University. He scored 8 goals with 5 assists and was -3 with 32 PMs for a Terriers squad that finished third in Hockey East. Despite winning 19 games, the Terriers were not invited to the NCAA tournament after being upset in the Hockey East quarterfinals.

2011-12: Megan had a break out season scoring-wise for Boston University as a junior — leading the Terriers with 20 goals. Playing a larger role for the Terriers after Charlie Coyle (SJS) left for junior hockey in mid-season, Megan scored nine of his 20 goals on the power play and had 9 assists; finishing minus-three with 57 penalty minutes. The Terriers finished third in Hockey East and earned an at-large NCAA tournament bid after reaching the semifinals in the Hockey East tournament.

2012-13: Megan made his pro hockey debut with Florida AHL affiliate San Antonio in March 2013 following his senior season at Boston University. He scored 1 goal and was -5 in 13 games for the Rampage. San Antonio missed the AHL playoffs after finishing last in the South Division. Megan was tied for second on the Terriers with 16 goals in his final college season and had 13 assists in 38 games, finishing +4 with 50 penalty minutes. BU finished in a three-way tie for third in Hockey East in the regular season and reached the Hockey East championship game, falling 1-0, to regular season champion Massachusetts-Lowell. Megan did not receive a contract offer from the Panthers but was invited to camp as a free agent.

 

Talent Analysis

Megan plays a power style of hockey that relies on puck possession and using his size to create scoring chances. He does well driving play in the offensive zone and battling around the crease. He is limited in his pure offensive skills, but can be a useful two-way forward.

Future

Last spring, Megan completed his college career and signed a try-out contract with San Antonio at the end of the season. Whether the Panthers offer him an entry-level contract will likely be determined by his play at the Florida training camp this fall. A real possibility exists that he will end up signing an AHL contract instead. He remains a long-shot to make the NHL roster in the near future.

 

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