NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 11: Former NBA player and Newark native Shaquille O'neal drops the ceremonial first puck between team captains Ed Jovanovski #55 of the Florida Panthers and Bryce Salvador #24 of the New Jersey Devils prior to the game at the Prudential Center on January 11, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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