COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 10: Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets looks for an outlet to pass to in the first period as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers gives chase on February 10, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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