DETROIT, MI - APRIL 4: Zemgus Girgensons #28 of the Buffalo Sabres skates with the puck as Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings pressures him during an NHL game on April 4, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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