Bittner is 1 of 5 players listed at 6-foot-4.

The National Hockey League Central Scouting Service released its 2014-15 Futures North American list early Tuesday with Crookston native Paul Bittner included.

The list is made up of more than 80 players eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft. The players are not ranked.

Bittner, 17 years old, is one of five players listed at 6-foot-4 on the list.

The Portland Winterhawks' 201-pound left wing registered 49 points (22 goals, 27 assists) in 63 regular season games last season. He finished the 21 playoff games with 12 points (6g, 6a).

The 2015 NHL Entry Draft will be held June 26-27 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., which is home to the Florida Panthers.


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