WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 10: Jake Gardiner #51 of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Joel Ward #42 of the Washington Capitals go after the puck during the first period at Verizon Center on January 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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