WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL game against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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