ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 03: Kyle Palmieri #21 of the Anaheim Ducks and Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings fight for the puck in the first period at Honda Center on December 3, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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