DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 10: Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars makes a pass to a teammate against Oliver Ekman-Larsson #23 of the Phoenix Coyotes at the American Airlines Center on October 10, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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