Signed as a free agent by the Red Wings to a one-year contract on July 1, 2018, Wade Megan appeared in 48 games with the Griffins and 11 with Detroit. He ranked fifth on Grand Rapids in scoring with 37 points (19-18—37) in 48 games.
Regular season stat line
48 GP, 19 goals, 18 assists, 37 points, +5 rating, 44 PIM with GRG
11 GP, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point, -4 rating, 2 PIM, 7:52 average ice time with DRW
Postseason stat line
5 GP, 2 goals, 0 assists, 2 points, -3 rating, 16 PIM
By the numbers
2 – Megan notched his second career hat trick during a 5-1 home win against San Antonio on Feb. 15. He was the only Griffin with three goals in a game this season.
3 – Other than his hat trick, Megan produced a season-high three points on one other occasion. He scored two goals and added one assist, factoring in to all three of Grand Rapids’ tallies in a 3-1 win at Rockford on Jan. 18 to help the Griffins snap an eight-game winless streak at the BMO Harris Bank Center.
7 – Megan’s seven power play goals ranked second on the team, one behind Matt Puempel. He also ranked among the club’s leaders with 19 goals (3rd), 18 assists (7th), 140 shots (4th), 0.77 points/game (T4th) and a plus-five rating (T6th).
11 – Megan suited up in 11 games for the Red Wings. He picked up his lone NHL point of the season while assisting on Christoffer Ehn’s first NHL goal during a 5-4 overtime loss at Toronto on Dec. 23. Megan’s 11 games came across two different stints.
30 – In 34 GP in 2019, Megan led Grand Rapids with 30 points and 16 goals while placing fourth with 14 assists.
172 – Megan became the 172nd Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he made his Red Wings debut on Nov. 1 vs. New Jersey. He logged three shots in 7:24 of ice time during the team’s 4-3 victory.
200 – Megan’s second-period goal during Jan. 23’s 2-1 home overtime win against Manitoba marked his 200th professional point.
350 – Megan skated in his 350th AHL game on Jan. 25 vs. San Jose and later played in his 400th game as a professional on March 23 at Texas. 2018-19 marked his sixth pro season.
Griffiti Magazine Issue No. 3 – Shoot High, Aim Higher
Radio interview on ESPN 96.1’s Big Drew & Jim
Detroit Red Wings Rink Report: Nov. 1
MLive – Wade Megan back (again) with Griffins and ready to adjust (again)