WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: Alex Ovechkin #8 and Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals warm up before the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Verizon Center on March 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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