SAN JOSE, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates his goal on a deflection off an assist by Keith Yandle #3 against goalie Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period of a preseason split-squad game at HP Pavilion on September 25, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/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