RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 04: Carolina Hurricanes Olympians Eric Staal #12, Tim Gleason #6, Joni Pitkanen #25, and Tuomo Ruutu #15 bring their medals back to the RBC Center to let fans pose for pictures prior to a NHL game against the Ottawa Senators on March 4, 2010 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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