WINNIPEG, CANADA - DECEMBER 20: Alexander Burmistrov #8 of the Winnipeg Jets takes part in the pregame warm up as he passes Jets fan with a sign showing off her Christmas wish prior to facing the New York Islanders at the MTS Centre on December 20, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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