BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Cody Hodgson #19 of the Buffalo Sabres is greeted by fans after warming up to play the Boston Bruins on February 15, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/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