DETROIT, MI - MARCH 10: Dave Baker (L) NHL Toronto-Director of off ice officials presents a watch to Ken McFadden for his 25 years of service before the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Detroit Red Wings game at Joe Louis Arena on March 10, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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