OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 1: Fans show their support with signs as Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Detroit Red Wings skates during warmup prior to his first game back at Canadian Tire Centre to play against the Ottawa Senators on December 1, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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