DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 01: Cody Eakin #20 of the Dallas Stars handles the puck against Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes at the American Airlines Center on February 1, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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