SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Tomas Kopecky #82 of the Florida Panthers scores a goal past Goaltender Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins at the BB&T Center on February 24, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/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