COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 16: Jeremy Smith #35 of the Columbus Blue Jackets waits for his turn in net during the pre-game warmups prior to the start of the game against the Winnipeg Jets on December 16, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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