NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 12: Jeff Carter #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers fires a shot while being defended by Andy Greene #6 of the New Jersey Devils during their game at the Prudential Center on December 12, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.
— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense