NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 19: Anton Volchenkov #28 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates a goal with teammates on the bench during the first period against the New York Rangers at the Prudential Center on March 19, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/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