Chicago Blackhawks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five
VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 9: Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks reaches around Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks chasing the puck during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at General Motors Place on May 9, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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