OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 21: Two minor league hockey players skate with flags prior to a game between the Ottawa Senators and the Phoenix Coyotes at Canadian Tire Centre on December 21, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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