GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 21: Mikkel Boedker #89 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates with the puck past Antoine Vermette #50 and Jason Garrison #5 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on March 21, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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