NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 11: Michael Leighton #49 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a save against the New Jersey Devils as players battle for position at the Prudential Center on April 11, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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