Cole said the U.S. program is "probably overscouted" and most teams see the players a lot.
"Obviously, the under-18 world championship is our big goal as a team, but once that's over then the guys kind of turn to the draft," said Danton Cole, who coaches all four Caps picks with the Under-18 team. "That's every young man's dream is to get drafted and then hopefully play in the NHL. For us, it's just fun watching the guys, watching them get drafted. They've earned it, and I think it validates the work that they've put in for a couple years and their efforts."