NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 05: Stephen Gionta #14 of the New Jersey Devils stretches during warmups prior to playing in his first NHL game against the New York Rangers at the Prudential Center on November 5, 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