ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 30: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks falls to the ice between Daniel Cleary #11, Valtteri Filppula #51 and Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 30, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/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