2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Alumni Games
Steve Yzerman #19 of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni waves to the crowd after being announced before the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game Two between the and the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni played outdoors during the Hockeytown Winter Festival at Comerica Park on December 31, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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