DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 2: Adam Foote 's #52 jersey hangs in the locker room of the Colorado Avalanche prior to the jersey retirement ceremony before the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Pepsi Center on November 2, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The jerseys will be worn during warm up's and signed by each player and Foote and auctioned off online (Photo by Michael Martin/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