SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 11: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks gets a shot on net against Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche during an NHL game on April 11, 2014 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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