CALGARY, CANADA - DECEMBER 1: Antoine Vermette #50 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates his goal at 5:23 of the first period against the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on December 1, 2011 in Calgary, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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