NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 20: Nick Palmieri #16 of the New Jersey Devils fires a shot during warmups prior to his first NHL game against the Florida Panthers at the Prudential Center on January 20, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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