Also in the stands was Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman and his legendary father Scotty Bowman. With the NHL in lockout mode they all have plenty of free time on their hands.
None of the three were made available for comment to the media Monday.
The IceHogs players were aware that the Blackhawks brass was in the house. That made the players focus even more on what was already turning into an intense camp.
"It's huge for the guys. Definitely they're looking out for us, a lot of young guys," said center Brandon Saad. "We're a lot of young guys, talented guys trying to make the jump to the big league. So that's what they're here for, and that's what we're trying to do."
"It's just nice to have them around and talk hockey and get their perspective on things," said IceHogs coach Ted Dent.
Dent says he expects Quenneville to attend several IceHogs practices and exhibition games while the lockout remains in place.