LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 2: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings high-fives fans as he exits the ice before a game against the Nashville Predators at STAPLES Center on November 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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