CALGARY, AB - SEPTEMBER 28: Robyn Regehr #28 of the Calgary Flames battles for the puck with Martin Hanzal #11 of the Phoenix Coyotes in front of goalie Henrik Karlsson #35 of the Flames in the first period of NHL preseason action on September 28, 2010 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/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