DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 19: Ryan Jones #28 of the Edmonton Oilers kicks a soccer ball as part of warm ups as teammate Anton Lander #51 looks on prior to the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on December 19, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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