UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 07: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders chats with former teammate Micheal Haley #32 of the New York Rangers during warmups at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 7, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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