GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 16: Christopher Tanev #8 and Chris Higgins #20 of the Vancouver Canucks skate to the bench as Antoine Vermette #50 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates with teammates after a first period goal at Jobing.com Arena on January 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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