TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 12: Nate Thompson #44 of the Tampa Bay Lightning gets ready to walk out to the ice for pre game warmups prior to the game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 12, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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