Willie Mitchell brings the Stanley Cup to Port McNeill
PORT MCNEILL, CANADA - AUGUST 12: Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup at the top of Mount Benedict August 12, 2012 near Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada. Mitchell took the Stanley Cup to his hometown of Port McNeill, B.C. for his one-day celebration with the prized trophy. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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