SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 16: Steven Reinprecht #27 of the Florida Panthers celebrates a goal against the Washington Capitals at the BankAtlantic Center on March 16, 2010 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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