VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 14: Steven Pinizzotto #13 of the Vancouver Canucks walks to the Canucks dressing room before his NHL game against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena March 14, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Pinizzotto is scheduled to play in his first ever NHL game tonight. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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