MONTREAL, QC - MARCH 15: Mathias and his father Yanick Gadbois of Sherbrooke, Quebec take in the warmup period prior to the NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre on March 15, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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