CALGARY, CANADA - FEBRUARY 02: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks carries the puck past a defending Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 2, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dylan Lynch/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