GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Antoine Vermette #50 of the Pheonix Coyotes talks with Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during pregame warmups at Jobing.com Arena on February 1, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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