NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Andy Greene #6, Ilya Kovalchuk #17, and Anssi Salmela #29 of the New Jersey Devils celebrate Kovalchuk's goal at 9:18 of the first period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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