UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 27: Phil Kessel #81 of the Toronto Maple Leafs is congratulated on his first period goal during the game against the New York Islanders on February 27, 2014 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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