EDMONTON, AB - APRIL 10: Dustin Penner #27 of the Edmonton Oilers has a seemingly open net, but the puck is stopped by Miikka Kiprusoff #34 of the Calgary Flames at Rexall Place on April 10, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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