ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 6: Andy McDonald #10 of the St. Louis Blues high fives fans after warming up before an NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks on March 6, 2012 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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