NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 02: (L-R) Linesman Tony Sericolo, referee Greg Kimmerly, aspiring officials Ryan Siegel of Dayton, New Jersey and Bobby Esposito of Bridgewater, New Jersey, referee Dan O'Rourke and linesman Johnny Murray pose for a phtot during Hockey Weekend Across America prior to the game between the San Jose Sharks and the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 2, 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