ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 9: (L - R) Joe Piscotty, Brad Lauer, Bob Woods assistant coaches and Bruce Boudreau head coach of the Anaheim Ducks look on from the bench during warm ups before the game against New York Islanders on December 9, 2013 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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