TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 22: Francois Beauchemin #23 of the Anaheim Ducks stretches during warmup before NHL action against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre October 22, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/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