Added Buffalo Grove native Brett Lebda, who is with the IceHogs on a professional tryout contract after spending seven seasons in the NHL and winning a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings in 2008: "This is the only league playing, the top league in North America. The spotlight is on us. There are going to be NHL coaches and general managers at every game. You never know when your break is going to come."
I happened across this while looking up how the AHL is doing this season.