The top prospects in the Columbus Blue Jackets organization have completed the latest edition of development camp, packed their bags and scattered around the world, literally.
They spent a whirlwind week of on-ice workouts and off-ice development. For the players drafted in the 2013 NHL draft, this was their first taste of the many aspects to becoming a pro at the top level.
For the returning players, this was another opportunity, prior to training camp in September, for them to showcase to the organization that their development is on the correct path. While contact during the on-ice portion is minimal, their skill level and abilities tend to shine through.
Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen is on record as saying This is not about them coming here this week and trying to make the team. But, the payers all know they are being evaluated by the entire staff. They want to make a favorable first impression in the hopes that they will get the invite to participate in the Blue Jackets trai...