SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 18: Antti Niemi #31 and James Sheppard #15 of the San Jose Sharks protect the net against Joey Crabb #10 of the Florida Panthers during an NHL game on March 18, 2014 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Nick Lust/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