ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 9: Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild looks on as Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks shoots the puck at Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period of the game on April 9, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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