Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Ray Shero and former Penguin, and two-time Stanley Cup winner Billy Guerin, spent the morning at Wheeling Nailers training camp at WesBanco Arena.
The Nailers are the AA affiliate of the Penguins and Montreal Canadiens.
Shero, as well as Assistant GM Jason Botterril, were in town checking out Pittsburgh prospects who are in camp with the Nailers, while the NHL lockout continues.
"It's nice to be able to come here, just 45 minutes from Pittsburgh, and see how theses guys are progressing," said Shero.
Shero added he thinks the lockout will make the caliber of ECHL hockey much better, and fans of the Nailers will benefit. He also said his management team would be more visible in Wheeling.
"We're going to be more hands on, and come down here more often, as long as the NHL is out," said Shero.
Guerin, who was a one-time teammate with Nailers Head Coach Clark Donatelli, was on the ice with the Nailers and is involved with player development in the organization.
"It's always nice seeing Clarkie, and I just recently moved back to Pittsburgh, so I'll be here a lot," said Guerin. The 18-year NHL veteran won two Stanley Cups in his playing days, with New Jersey in '95, and Pittsburgh in '09.
Shero added that Penguins Head Coach Dan Bylsma and Assistant Coach Todd Reirden, will also be coming to Wheeling to help out during the lockout.
The Nailers open the 2012-2013 season in Cincinnati this Saturday night.