NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 07: Matt Stajan #14 of the Toronto Maple Leafs is hit against the boards by Paul Martin #7 of the New Jersey Devils on April 7, 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Maple Leafs defeated the Devils 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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