SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 08: Michal Handzus #26 of the San Jose Sharks passes the puck from his knees in front of Kyle Chipchura #24 of the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL hockey game at HP Pavilion at San Jose on October 8, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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