ATLANTA - APRIL 7: Alexander Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena April 7, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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