NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 6: Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a first period goal as James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs looks away dejected during the game at the Prudential Center on April 6, 2011 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