PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 19: Chris Conner #23 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is up ended by Jared Spurgeon #46 of the Minnesota Wild during the game at Consol Energy Center on December 19, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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