ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 23: Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks vies for puck possession near the sideboards with Ryan Clowe #29 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 23, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/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