ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 6: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the St. Louis Blues shoots the puck at goalie Jaroslav Halak #41 as they warm up before an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on December 6, 2011 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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