WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche stretches out during warm ups before playing the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on October 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/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