DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 15: Nate Schmidt #88 of the Washington Capitals and Mikael Samuelsson #37 of the Detroit Red Wings battle for the puck along the boards during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on November 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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