RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 21: Ryan Murphy #7 of the Carolina Hurricanes practices prior to an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets on February 21, 2013 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes recalled Murphy from the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) on an emergency basis. The 19-year-old defenseman will make his NHL debut tonight. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/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