GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 06: Thomas Vanek #20 of the Montreal Canadiens skates out onto the ice for warm ups to the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on March 6, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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