SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 09: Scottie Upshall #8 of the Phoenix Coyotes, watches the shot from the point with Rob Blake #4 and Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks guarding the net during a NHL game on April 9, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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