CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 16: Shane O'Brien #55 of the Calgary Flames has a chat with Dustin Byfuglien #33 of the Winnipeg Jets during the warmups at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 16, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Terence Leung/NHL 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