COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Jay Harrison #44 of the Carolina Hurricanes helps on defense as Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a save on Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period on September 26, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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