The Anaheim Ducks re-signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Vatanen, 23, has eight goals, 23 points, 22 penalty minutes and a plus-12 rating in 56 games. He was tied for fifth in goals among NHL rookie defensemen and was sixth in plus/minus. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI)
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