OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 9: Michael Raffl #12 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates his 1st career NHL goal with teammates Brayden Schenn #10, Luke Schenn #22, Andrej Meszaros #41 and Wayne Simmonds #17 as Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators skates away at Canadian Tire Centre on December 9, 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