SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 25: Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks follows the puck shot through Nicklas Grossman #2 and Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars to goalie Marty Turco #35 during an NHL game on March 25, 2010 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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