SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 17: Torrey Mitchell #17 of the San Jose Sharks skates against Sheldon Brookbank #21 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game at the HP Pavilion on December 17, 2009 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/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