At the USHL level the guys making the choices are getting paid by the owners. Not the parents of the players on the team. Actually this may well be the first real true yardstick of how good a group of knowledgeable hockey people think a player WILL be. Only a very small percentage will see full time action this year. A few more will be called up to play in a few games.
In the Entry draft coming up you will see players being chosen that the coaches believe will impact the performance of the team this year and next.