LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Actor Jesse James signs an autograph at the unveiling of his new Los Angeles Kings clothing line at the Team LA store prior to the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings during the game on November 28, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images)
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp