GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02: Nathan Horton #8 of the Columbus Blue Jackets passes the puck around Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on January 2, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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