Paul Bittner, right, shakes hands with an executive after being chosen 38th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second round of the NHL hockey draft, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Alan Diaz
August 20, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed left wing Paul Bittner to a three-year entry level contract.

General manager Jarmo Kekalainen made the announcement Thursday. Bittner was the team's second-round pick, 38th overall, in the NHL draft.

The 18-year-old Bittner, of Crookston, Minnesota, had 68 goals and 75 assists in three seasons with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League.

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