RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 19: Mark Barberio #8 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his first period goal with teammates Ondrej Palat #18 and Nikita Kucherov #86 during their NHL game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on January 19, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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