DETROIT - DECEMBER 17: Drew Miller #20 of the Detroit Red Wings gets congratulated for his goal by teammates Ville Leino #21 and Henrik Zetterberg #40 as Mike Smith #41 of the Tampa Bay Lightning lies on the ice during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on December 17, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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