VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 18: Mike Burnstein, head athletic trainer of the Vancouver Canucks, is surrounded by his staff before working his 1,500th NHL game at Rogers Arena March 18, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks played the Minnesota Wild. (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