DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 29: Maxim Lapierre #40 of the St. Louis Blues wins a faceoff against Vernon Fiddler #38 of the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on December 29, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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